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The Paediatric Pain Profile (PPP) is a 20-item behavior-rating scale designed to assess pain in children with severe to profound neurological impairment. Three raters independently used the PPP to rate behavior of 29 children (mean age 9.6, SD 5.8)…

PURPOSE: To examine US and United Kingdom (UK) parents' approaches to care and treatment when standard therapy has failed and consider implications for clinical practice. METHODS: We conducted a prospective, ethnographic study of parents, patients,…

AIM: The purpose of this study was to survey symptoms in children/young people with progressive cancer and identify which are the most important and which are the most difficult to treat effectively. PATIENTS AND METHODS: This was a questionnaire…

Intensive aggressive medical therapy does not always result in cure. For some neonates it is a futile exercise that may prolong a short life of suffering. In this article, we will discuss the babies for whom aggressive therapy may not be appropriate,…

The Paediatric Pain Profile (PPP) is a 20-item behaviour rating scale designed to assess pain in children with severe neurological disability. We assessed the validity and reliability of the scale in 140 children (76 females, mean age 9 years 11…

BACKGROUND: This study was undertaken to determine the usefulness, safety, and most appropriate timing of open lung biopsy in infants and children considered for and on extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) for respiratory failure. METHODS: A…

This study uses a grounded theory approach to explore the diagnostic and clinical decision-making processes used by parents and healthcare professionals in relation to pain in children with severe to profound neurological impairment. Three forms of…

Dr. Ann Goldman, a palliative care specialist and pediatric oncologist at Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children in London, England, describes the pediatric palliative care program she initiated there 14 years ago. Fully integrated within the…

Interest in the management and study of pain in children has increased in recent years. A range of techniques appropriate to children with different developmental levels is now available for the assessment of various aspects of childhood pain. A…

In this study we looked at children dying from progressive malignant diseases and their families, to see whether they discussed the child's impending death together. We also looked at what factors might influence this. We questioned staff in the…

This multicentre, observational study examined the efficacy of the therapeutic transdermal fentanyl system (TTS-fentanyl) in children requiring opioids for pain in life-threatening disease. Forty-one children receiving oral morphine (median dose 60…

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