Pediatrics

Better preemie pain relief sought amid new call for action

It happens every day to the most vulnerable infants in hospital intensive care units: fragile babies born way too soon are poked, prodded and jabbed as part of medical care meant to help them survive—and it can be heart-wrenching ...

Pediatrics

Pain overlooked in premature infants

Premature infants receiving intensive care are exposed to a great deal of pain, and this pain causes damage to the child. Despite this half of the infants admitted to neonatal intensive units will not receive any pain relief, ...

Surgery

American surgery patients—more pain medication, yet more pain

New research presented at this year's Euroanaesthesia conference in Berlin shows that American patients undergoing orthopaedic surger receive more treatments for pain and that their experience of pain differs in some aspects ...

Cardiology

Children referred for chest pain rarely have cardiac disease

Employing a unique quality improvement methodology, called Standardized Clinical Assessment and Management Plans (SCAMPs), physicians have demonstrated that chest pain in children, rarely caused by heart disease, can be effectively ...

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