Management of common neurologic symptoms in pediatric palliative care: seizures, agitation, and spasticity

Title

Management of common neurologic symptoms in pediatric palliative care: seizures, agitation, and spasticity

Creator

Wusthoff CJ; Shellhaas RA; Licht DJ

Publisher

Pediatric Clinics Of North America

Date

2007

Subject

Child; Humans; Palliative Care; Brain/physiopathology; Drug Therapy/methods; Muscle Spasticity/drug therapy/physiopathology/therapy; Psychomotor Agitation/drug therapy/physiopathology/therapy; Seizures/drug therapy/physiopathology/therapy

Description

Palliative care for children is complex and focuses on patients' comfort. Some of the most troublesome symptoms as patients approach the end of life are seizures, agitation, and spasticity. Many doctors caring for children at the end of life are uncomfortable or untrained in managing these symptoms in children. Our goal is to help physicians recognize and treat these neurologic symptoms optimally.
2007

Rights

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Type

Journal Article

Citation List Month

Backlog

Pages

709--33, xi

Issue

5

Volume

54

Citation

Wusthoff CJ; Shellhaas RA; Licht DJ, “Management of common neurologic symptoms in pediatric palliative care: seizures, agitation, and spasticity,” Pediatric Palliative Care Library, accessed July 31, 2021, https://pedpalascnetlibrary.omeka.net/items/show/14355.

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