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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28510996/tramadol-with-or-without-paracetamol-acetaminophen-for-cancer-pain
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REVIEW
Philip J Wiffen, Sheena Derry, R Andrew Moore
BACKGROUND: Tramadol is an opioid analgesic licensed for use in moderate to severe pain. It is considered as a low risk for abuse, so control regulations are not as stringent as for 'strong' opioids such as morphine. It has a potential role as a step 2 option of the World Health Organization (WHO) analgesic ladder. OBJECTIVES: To assess the benefits and adverse effects of tramadol with or without paracetamol (acetaminophen) for cancer-related pain. SEARCH METHODS: We searched the following databases using a wide range of search terms: the Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials (CENTRAL), MEDLINE, Embase, and LILACS...
May 16, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28509356/assessments-of-pain-in-children-and-adolescents-with-cerebral-palsy-a-retrospective-population-based-registry-study
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Lena Westbom, Amanda Rimstedt, Eva Nordmark
AIM: To explore pain screening in CPUP, a follow-up surveillance programme for people with cerebral palsy (CP), specifically to describe reported pain prevalence, localizations, patterns of distribution; to compare with studies using psychometrically sound assessment instruments; and to assess agreement between pain documented in CPUP and medical records. METHOD: Registry study of a population with CP, born 1993 to 2008, living in Skåne, Sweden in 2013. Descriptive data, cross-tabulations, and chi-square tests to characterize and compare the study groups...
May 16, 2017: Developmental Medicine and Child Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28497520/nitrous-oxide-for-procedural-analgesia-at-home-in-a-child-with-epidermolysis-bullosa
#3
Pablo Ingelmo, Andrew Wei, Gonzalo Rivera
Epidermolysis bullosa comprises a range of conditions characterized by fragile skin with painful blistering induced by minor trauma and friction. The Dowling-Meara variant is a severe form characterized by disseminated painful blistering requiring lifelong skin and wound care. The natural history of the disease is characterized by a chronic course that tends to improve with advancing age. Various multimodal analgesic strategies have been proposed for painful procedures in children with epidermolysis bullosa...
May 11, 2017: Paediatric Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28495661/virtual-reality-as-an-adjunct-home-therapy-in-chronic-pain-management-an-exploratory-study
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Bernie Garrett, Tarnia Taverner, Paul McDade
BACKGROUND: Virtual reality (VR) therapy has been successfully used as an adjunct therapy for the management of acute pain in adults and children, and evidence of potential efficacy in other health applications is growing. However, minimal research exists on the value of VR as an intervention for chronic pain. OBJECTIVE: This case series examined the value of VR to be used as an adjunctive therapy for chronic pain patients in their own homes. METHODS: An exploratory approach using a case series and personal interviews was used...
May 11, 2017: JMIR Medical Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28493225/-definition-diagnostics-and-therapy-of-chronic-widespread-pain-and-the-so-called-fibromyalgia-syndrome-in-children-and-adolescents-updated-guidelines-2017
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N Draheim, F Ebinger, E Schnöbel-Müller, B Wolf, W Häuser
BACKGROUND: The regular update of the guidelines on fibromyalgia syndrome, AWMF number 145/004, was scheduled for April 2017. METHODS: The guidelines were developed by 13 scientific societies and 2 patient self-help organizations coordinated by the German Pain Society. Working groups (n = 8) with a total of 42 members were formed balanced with respect to gender, medical expertise, position in the medical or scientific hierarchy and potential conflicts of interest...
May 10, 2017: Der Schmerz
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28491300/schoolbags-and-back-pain-in-children-between-8-and-13-years-a-national-study
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Karl Spiteri, Maria-Louisa Busuttil, Samuel Aquilina, Dorothy Gauci, Erin Camilleri, Victor Grech
Schoolbag weight in schoolchildren is a recurrent and contentious issue within the educational and health sphere. Excessive schoolbag weight can lead to back pain in children, which increases the risk of chronic back pain in adulthood. There is limited research regarding this among the Maltese paediatric population. A cross-sectional study was undertaken across all schools in Malta among students aged 8-13 years (inclusive). Data were collected using a questionnaire detailing schoolbag characteristics, self-reported pain and demographic variables, such as age and gender...
May 2017: British Journal of Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28486647/clinical-and-economic-long-term-treatment-outcome-of-children-and-adolescents-with-disabling-chronic-pain
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Boris Zernikow, Ann-Kristin Ruhe, Lorin Stahlschmidt, Pia Schmidt, Tobias Staratzke, Michael Frosch, Julia Wager
Objective.:  Disabling pediatric chronic pain is accompanied by a significant burden to those affected and by high societal costs. Furthermore, it bears the risk of aggravation into adulthood. Studies have shown intensive interdisciplinary pain treatment to result in short-term positive effects on pain-related and psychological outcomes. In this study, we aimed to prove the stability of the long-term effects of intensive interdisciplinary pain treatment four years after treatment. Methods...
May 9, 2017: Pain Medicine: the Official Journal of the American Academy of Pain Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28482735/psychometric-properties-of-the-psychosocial-assessment-tool-chronic-pain-version-in-families-of-children-with-headache
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Kristine Woods, Sarah Ostrowski-Delahanty
Children with headache disorders are at increased psychosocial risk, and no validated screening measures exist to succinctly assess for risk. This study examined the psychometric properties of the Psychosocial Assessment Tool-Chronic Pain, a previously adapted screening measure of risk, in a retrospective sample of families of children diagnosed with headaches. Participants included 127 children and caregivers presenting for behavioral health evaluation of headache. Children and their primary caregivers completed several psychosocial assessment measures...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Child Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28482390/-clinical-analysis-of-11-children-with-pancreatic-cystic-fibrosis
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G L Wang, C N Zhao, J Zhou, F H Yu, H Q Shen, J Zhang, S Y Zhao, X W Xu
Objective: To increase the recognition of pancreatic cystic fibrosis (PCF) in children and facilitate diagnosing and treatment of this rare entity. Method: This is a retrospective analysis of children who presented to Beijing Children's Hospital affiliated to Capital Medical University from January 2010 to December 2015. We describe their clinical features, laboratory testing and management. Result: Eleven children were diagnosed with PCF by genetic testing or sweat chloride test during these 5 years, including 4 boys and 7 girls...
May 4, 2017: Zhonghua Er Ke za Zhi. Chinese Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28480554/vomiting-and-migraine-related-clinical-parameters-in-pediatric-migraine
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Tal Eidlitz-Markus, Yishai Haimi-Cohen, Avraham Zeharia
OBJECTIVE/BACKGROUND: To investigate the characteristics of vomiting in pediatric migraineurs and the relationship of vomiting with other migraine-related parameters. METHODS: The cohort included children and adolescents with migraine attending a headache clinic of a tertiary pediatric medical center from 2010 to 2016. Patients were identified by a retrospective database search. Data were collected from medical files. The presence of vomiting was associated with background and headache-related parameters...
May 7, 2017: Headache
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28479208/sleep-quality-affect-pain-and-disability-in-children-with-chronic-pain-is-affect-a-mediator-or-moderator
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Subhadra Evans, Vesna Djilas, Laura C Seidman, Lonnie K Zeltzer, Jennie C I Tsao
Sleep problems have been identified as a potential antecedent of chronic pain and pain-related disability in pediatric populations. In adult studies, affect has been implicated in these relationships. This study sought to better understand the relationships between sleep quality, negative and positive affect and pain and functioning in children with chronic pain. Participants included 213 children and adolescents (aged 7-17) presenting to a tertiary pain clinic with chronic pain. Children completed questionnaires measuring sleep quality, positive and negative affect, pain intensity, and functional disability...
May 4, 2017: Journal of Pain: Official Journal of the American Pain Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28474495/children-with-chronic-stress-induced-recurrent-muscle-pain-have-enhanced-startle-reaction
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G Alfvén, S Grillner, E Andersson
BACKGROUND: Children with recurrent pain of negative chronic stress origin from different locations have a characteristic pattern of tender points in the temporal, trapezoid, great pectoral and abdominal muscles. We tested the hypothesis that the startle reaction is activated in these children and that some of the startle-activated muscles are related to the tender point pattern and the recurrent pain. METHODS: In children/adolescents, aged 10-17 years, 19 with recurrent psychosomatic pain (PAIN) and 23 controls (CON) we measured and analysed resting activity and acoustic startle response with electromyography (EMG) for the muscles involved in the pattern of tender points and also the lumbar erector spinae...
May 4, 2017: European Journal of Pain: EJP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28458948/primary-atypical-teratoid-rhabdoid-tumor-in-the-adult-spine
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Michael McGinity, Huma Siddiqui, Gulpreet Singh, Fermin Tio, Ahmed Shakir
BACKGROUND: Atypical teratoid/rhabdoid tumor (ATRT) is a highly aggressive tumor of the central nervous system (WHO grade IV), which is most frequently found intracranially in young children and infants. Only three prior cases of primary ATRT involving the adult spine were found following a literature review, and the average survival for these patients was only 20 postoperative months. CASE DESCRIPTION: A 43 year-old female presented with an acute exacerbation of chronic neck pain...
2017: Surgical Neurology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28438745/management-of-chronic-pain-using-complementary-and-integrative-medicine
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REVIEW
Lucy Chen, Andreas Michalsen
Complementary and integrative medicine (CIM) encompasses both Western-style medicine and complementary health approaches as a new combined approach to treat a variety of clinical conditions. Chronic pain is the leading indication for use of CIM, and about 33% of adults and 12% of children in the US have used it in this context. Although advances have been made in treatments for chronic pain, it remains inadequately controlled for many people. Adverse effects and complications of analgesic drugs, such as addiction, kidney failure, and gastrointestinal bleeding, also limit their use...
April 24, 2017: BMJ: British Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28435316/subanesthetic-ketamine-for-pain-management-in-hospitalized-children-adolescents-and-young-adults-a-single-center-cohort-study
#15
Kathy A Sheehy, Caroline Lippold, Amy L Rice, Raissa Nobrega, Julia C Finkel, Zenaide Mn Quezado
BACKGROUND: Subanesthetic doses of ketamine, an N-methyl-d-aspartate receptor antagonist used as an adjuvant to opioid for the treatment of pain in adults with acute and chronic pain, have been shown, in some instances, to improve pain intensity and to decrease opioid intake. However, less is known about the role of ketamine in pain management in children, adolescents, and young adults. PURPOSE: We examined the effects of subanesthetic ketamine on pain intensity and opioid intake in children, adolescents, and young adults with acute and chronic pain syndromes treated in an inpatient setting...
2017: Journal of Pain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28432164/use-of-gabapentin-in-the-treatment-of-chronic-pain-in-an-adolescent-with-sickle-cell-disease
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Cátia R Correia, Ana Teresa Soares, Laura Azurara, Maria João Palaré
Vaso-occlusive crises are the most common manifestation of sickle cell disease (SCD) and the main cause of hospital admission in these patients. There is emerging evidence that vaso-occlusive pain has both nociceptive and neuropathic components. However, the treatment of SCD-related pain with neuropathic drugs has not yet been systematically studied, particularly in children. We describe a 14-year-old girl with SCD and multiple hospital admissions for pain management for severe acute vaso-occlusive pain episodes...
April 21, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28426137/hydroxyurea-hydroxycarbamide-for-sickle-cell-disease
#17
REVIEW
Sarah J Nevitt, Ashley P Jones, Jo Howard
BACKGROUND: Sickle cell disease (SCD) is one of the most common inherited diseases worldwide. It is associated with lifelong morbidity and a reduced life expectancy. Hydroxyurea (hydroxycarbamide), an oral chemotherapeutic drug, ameliorates some of the clinical problems of SCD, in particular that of pain, by raising fetal haemoglobin. This is an update of a previously published Cochrane Review. OBJECTIVES: To assess the effects of hydroxyurea therapy in people with SCD (all genotypes), of any age, regardless of setting...
April 20, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424558/parents-relationship-to-pain-during-children-s-cancer-treatment-a-preliminary-validation-of-the-pain-flexibility-scale-for-parents
#18
Jenny Thorsell Cederberg, Sandra Weineland Strandskov, JoAnne Dahl, Gustaf Ljungman
OBJECTIVES: Pain is one of the most frequent and burdensome symptoms for children with cancer. Psychological acceptance has been shown to be beneficial in chronic pain. Acceptance-based interventions for experimentally induced pain have been shown to predict increased pain tolerance and decreased pain intensity. An acceptance-based pilot study for children with cancer experiencing pain has shown promising results. Further, parental acceptance has been shown to predict decreased child distress...
2017: Journal of Pain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28421117/chronic-pain-in-children-a-look-at-the-referral-process-to-a-pediatric-pain-clinic
#19
Giovanni Cucchiaro, Jennifer Schwartz, Alec Hutchason, Beatriz Ornelas
We reviewed the referral pattern of children with chronic pain to a specialized pediatric pain clinic. Data were obtained from referring physicians and medical records and during an interview with patients and their parents by physicians and a psychologist. We analyzed the following: referral diagnosis, demographics, duration of symptoms, number of physicians previously consulted, school attendance, sports activities, presence of psychological disorders, final team diagnosis, and outcomes. Children had been experiencing pain for 34 ± 55 months...
2017: International Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28401741/oral-alendronate-in-pediatric-chronic-recurrent-multifocal-osteomyelitis
#20
Daishi Hirano, Kosuke Chiba, Saya Yamada, Hiroyuki Ida
Chronic recurrent multifocal osteomyelitis (CRMO) primarily affects children and adolescents, and is characterized by episodic sterile osteomyelitis over several years. No definitive treatment is available. Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAID) are common first-line agents, but provide limited improvement in bone pain and do not affect disease duration. Several agents are utilized in the case of non-response to NSAID, including corticosteroids, methotrexate, and tumor necrosis factor-blocking agents...
April 2017: Pediatrics International: Official Journal of the Japan Pediatric Society
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