Treating dyspnea with morphine sulfate in nonverbal children with neurological impairment

Title

Treating dyspnea with morphine sulfate in nonverbal children with neurological impairment

Creator

Hauer JM

Identifier

Publisher

Pediatric Pulmonology

Date

2014

Subject

Dyspnea; Children; Morphine; neurological impairment; respiratory distress

Description

Children with severe neurological impairment (NI) are at risk for recurrent respiratory illness with risk for associated distressing respiratory symptoms as respiratory exacerbations become more frequent. Evidence for treating dyspnea in adults with severe pulmonary disease offers interventions for consideration, including morphine sulfate. This case series of four individuals with severe NI reviews the benefit from morphine for respiratory distress. Information includes descriptors of distress, starting dose, and dose increases. This is the first report to review the use of morphine for the treatment of dyspnea in nonverbal children with severe impairment of the central nervous system. Pediatr Pulmonol. © 2014 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
2014

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Type

Journal Article

Citation

Hauer JM, “Treating dyspnea with morphine sulfate in nonverbal children with neurological impairment,” Pediatric Palliative Care Library, accessed May 28, 2024, https://pedpalascnetlibrary.omeka.net/items/show/14826.