The management of pain in children with life-limiting illnesses

Title

The management of pain in children with life-limiting illnesses

Creator

Friedrichsdorf SJ; Kang T

Publisher

Pediatric Clinics Of North America

Date

2007

Subject

Child; Humans; Pain Measurement; Analgesics; Severity of Illness Index; Chronic disease; Methadone/therapeutic use; Hydromorphone/therapeutic use; Opioid/therapeutic use; Fentanyl/therapeutic use; Morphine/therapeutic use; Nociceptors/physiology; Codeine/therapeutic use; Ketamine/therapeutic use; Oxycodone/therapeutic use; Pain/diagnosis/drug therapy/physiopathology

Description

The management of pain in children with life-limiting illnesses is complex and unfortunately not often done effectively. Pain is a multidimensional symptom that can overshadow all other experiences of both the child and family. This article focuses on topics common to practitioners caring for children with lifelimiting illnesses, including a review of myths and obstacles to achieving adequate pain control, a review of the pathophysiology of pain, an overview of the use of opioids in children, an approach to the management of neuropathic pain, and a brief discussion of nonpharmacologic pain management strategies.
2007

Rights

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Type

Journal Article

Citation List Month

Backlog

Pages

645--72, x

Issue

5

Volume

54

Citation

Friedrichsdorf SJ; Kang T, “The management of pain in children with life-limiting illnesses,” Pediatric Palliative Care Library, accessed August 2, 2021, https://pedpalascnetlibrary.omeka.net/items/show/14349.

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