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Daniel W Birch, Jerry T Dang, Noah J Switzer, Namdar Manouchehri, Xinzhe Shi, Ghassan Hadi, Shahzeer Karmali
BACKGROUND: Intraoperative hypothermia during both open and laparoscopic abdominal surgery may be associated with adverse events. For laparoscopic abdominal surgery, the use of heated insufflation systems for establishing pneumoperitoneum has been described to prevent hypothermia. Humidification of the insufflated gas is also possible. Past studies on heated insufflation have shown inconclusive results with regards to maintenance of core temperature and reduction of postoperative pain and recovery times...
October 19, 2016: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
Angeline Traynor, Eimear Morrissey, Jonathan Egan, Brian E McGuire
BACKGROUND: Resource and geographic barriers are the commonly cited constraints preventing the uptake of psychological treatment for chronic pain management. For adults, there is some evidence to support the use of information and communication technology (ICT) as a mode of treatment delivery. However, mixed findings have been reported for the effectiveness and acceptability of psychological interventions delivered using information and communication technology for children and adolescents...
October 18, 2016: Systematic Reviews
Veerasamy Yengopal, Soraya Yasin Harnekar, Naren Patel, Nandi Siegfried
BACKGROUND: Childhood caries (tooth decay) consists of a form of tooth decay that affects the milk teeth (also known as baby or primary teeth) of children. This may range from tooth decay in a single tooth to rampant caries affecting all the teeth in the mouth. Primary teeth in young children are vital to their development and every effort should be made to retain these teeth for as long as is possible. Dental fillings or restorations have been used as an intervention to repair these damaged teeth...
October 17, 2016: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
Vilnis Silins, Christopher Brasher, Freedom Antus, Daphné Michelet, Julie Hilly, Robert Grace, Souhayl Dahmani
BACKGROUND: Morphine is the most commonly used postoperative analgesic for moderate to severe pain in paediatric patients, but there is little research into predictive factors correlating with post-operative morphine consumption. METHODS: All patients undergoing surgery who received morphine postoperatively over eight months were prospectively enrolled. Data analysed included total morphine consumption to day 3, age, weight, type of surgery, ASA status, preoperative opioid administration, predicted postoperative pain intensity (according to French Society of Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care classification) and surgery duration...
October 4, 2016: Anaesthesia, Critical Care & Pain Medicine
Jocelyn Cox, Christine Davidian, Silvano Mior
INTRODUCTION: Spinal pain in the paediatric population is a significant health issue, with an increasing prevalence as they age. Paediatric patients attend for chiropractor care for spinal pain, yet, there is a paucity of quality evidence to guide the practitioner with respect to appropriate care planning. METHODS: A retrospective chart review was used to describe chiropractic management of paediatric neck pain. Two researchers abstracted data from 50 clinical files that met inclusion criteria from a general practice chiropractic office in the Greater Toronto Area, Canada...
September 2016: Journal of the Canadian Chiropractic Association
Kate Beckett, Ellen M Henderson, Sarah Parry, Peter Stoddart, Margaret Fletcher
AIM: To assess Acute Pain Service and paediatric pain management efficacy in a UK specialist paediatric hospital to inform wider recommendations for future sustainability. BACKGROUND: UK paediatric acute pain services vary. Although comprehensive pain management guidelines exist, consensus on the best model of care is lacking. Worldwide, medical and pharmacological advances and rapid patient turnover have increased the challenges of managing hospitalized children's pain...
January 2016: Nurs Open
Anthony K Akobeng, Dongni Zhang, Morris Gordon, John K MacDonald
BACKGROUND: The prevention of relapse is a major issue in the management of Crohn's disease. Corticosteroids, the mainstay of treatment of acute exacerbations, are not effective for maintenance of remission and its chronic use is limited by numerous adverse events. Randomised controlled trials assessing the efficacy of oral 5-aminosalicylic acid (5-ASA) agents for maintenance of medically-induced remission in Crohn's disease have produced conflicting results. OBJECTIVES: To conduct a systematic review to evaluate the efficacy and safety of oral 5-ASA agents for the maintenance of medically-induced remission in Crohn's disease...
September 28, 2016: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
Emmanuelle Gauderon, Maud Lafat, Agathe Payon
The mobile emergency and intensive care service's handling of a child includes the assessment and treatment of pain. It is also essential to take anxiety into consideration. The relationship of trust established with the child and its family allows the stress and pain felt in emergency situations to be limited.
September 2016: Soins. Pédiatrie, Puériculture
Philip Blasto Ooko, Patricia Wambua, Mark Oloo, Agneta Odera, Hillary Mariko Topazian, Russell White
INTRODUCTION: Intestinal obstruction (IO) occurs when there is impedance to the flow of intestinal contents due to a congenital or acquired pathology, and is a common paediatric surgical emergency. This study aimed to assess the pattern and outcome of paediatric IO in western Kenya. METHODS: A retrospective review of all recorded cases of mechanical IO in patients aged 15 years or below admitted at Tenwek Hospital between January 2009 and December 2013. RESULTS: The cohort included a total of 217 children (130 boys and 87 girls)...
2016: Pan African Medical Journal
Devang J Desai, Brent Gilbert, Craig A McBride
BACKGROUND: Urinary tract infections (UTIs) commonly occur in children. An estimated 8% of girls and 2% of boys will have at least one episode by seven years of age. Of these children, 12-30% will experience recurrence within one year. Australian hospital admission records indicate that paediatric UTIs represent 12% of all UTI hospital admissions. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this article is to review the pathogenesis, clinical assessment and management of UTIs, and prevention strategies in children...
August 2016: Australian Family Physician
Noemi Faedda, Rita Cerutti, Paola Verdecchia, Daniele Migliorini, Marco Arruda, Vincenzo Guidetti
Headache is the most frequent neurological symptom and the most prevalent pain in children and adolescents, and constitutes a serious health problem that may lead to impairment in several areas. Psychosocial factors, social environment, life events, school and family stressors are all closely related to headaches. A multidisciplinary strategy is fundamental in addressing headache in children and adolescents. Applying such a strategy can lead to reductions in frequency and severity of the pain, improving significantly the quality of life of these children...
December 2016: Journal of Headache and Pain
Rossella Angotti, Elisa Cerchia, Francesco Molinaro, Anna Lavinia Bulotta, Francesco Ferrara, Edoardo Bindi, Mario Messina
BACKGROUND: Circumcision is one of the most common surgical procedures in the world. Despite it is known its wide prevalence for religious and medical reasons in children, it remains a controversial practice in paediatric age. To date, there is no described the gold standard technique to circumcise paediatric patients. We started to use glue for circumcision about 2 years ago. We designed this prospective study with the aim to compare two surgical techniques, which were used in our hospital to perform circumcision in children...
August 2016: Gland Surgery
Felipe Cavagnaro S M, Ingrid Harwardt, Alejandra Aird G, Carmen Gloria Marambio Q
: Benign acute childhood myositis (BACM) is a rare clinical condition that mainly affects pre-school and school age-children. It is usually preceded by a viral illness, particularly influenza virus infection. OBJECTIVE: To describe a cluster of BACM cases that were seen in a paediatric unit. PATIENTS AND METHODS: A retrospective series of cases that presented with a clinical picture suggestive of BACM between August and November 2012 in the paediatric emergency department of a private clinic...
August 16, 2016: Revista Chilena de Pediatría
Rowena McArtney, Angharad Atkinson
AIM: Local Guidelines for peri-operative pain management in children published in 2012 recommended that paracetamol dosing was calculated using ideal body weight (IBW) to prevent inadvertent overdosing in overweight and obese children.1 The purpose of this audit was to establish compliance with these guidelines. The oral paracetamol dose recommended was 20-30 mg/kg as a single dose then 15-20 mg/kg every 4-6 hrs with a maximum of 90 mg/kg/day. IV paracetamol doses were as recommended in BNF for Children (BNFC)...
September 2016: Archives of Disease in Childhood
Nour Ajjan, Sian Shenton
UNLABELLED: The BNF-C 2014-20151 highlighted some key changes to the dosing of paracetamol in paediatrics, including a change in maximum daily dosage of oral paracetamol from 90 mg/kg/day to 75 mg/kg/day for post-operative pain, and inclusion of age-banded dosing for pain and pyrexia.The local Trust Paediatric Acute Pain Management Manual2 has acknowledged this change, but advised a maximum daily dose of 80 mg/kg/day. This audit was undertaken to determine whether national proposed changes were implemented in practice, in comparison with local guidelines...
September 2016: Archives of Disease in Childhood
Junndeep Sidhu, Neil Tickner
AIM: To evaluate clinical management of acute pain with respect to pain assessment, scoring and timing of analgesia and whether appropriate supportive medicines were prescribed alongside strong opiates. A previous pain audit found dosing of analgesia was appropriate but did not assess clinical management against pain scores. Our paediatric guideline does not currently stipulate guidance on appropriate time frames to administer analgesia and re-assess pain. Standards were developed with a multidisciplinary team to audit against...
September 2016: Archives of Disease in Childhood
Andrea Coda, Julie Jones, Debra Grech, Davinder Singh Grewal
Objective The aim of the present survey of parent and carers was to document the level of care and services currently provided to children diagnosed with rheumatic diseases (RD) in New South Wales (NSW), Australia.Methods The survey included parents and carers of children presenting to paediatric rheumatology (PR) services in NSW. Subjects attending PR clinics in both public and private settings were invited to participate in an online or paper survey.Results Overall, 148 surveys were completed. The process of obtaining the diagnosis of RD was described as being 'difficult' or 'very difficult' by 56...
July 29, 2016: Australian Health Review: a Publication of the Australian Hospital Association
Miriam I Emons, Frank Petzke, Ulrike M Stamer, Winfried Meißner, Regina Koschwitz, Joachim Erlenwein
OBJECTIVES: This study aimed to summarize the current standard practices for acute pain management in children in Germany and the implementation of these procedures. The last survey on acute pain management in children was performed in 1999, highlighting the need for an up to date review. METHODS: A questionnaire was mailed to German departments of anesthesiology (n = 885), asking for structures and processes of acute pain management in children. Results were compared between hospitals with and without an acute pain service and with and without a pediatric department...
September 2016: Paediatric Anaesthesia
N C A C Oliveira, J L F Santos, M B M Linhares
BACKGROUND: Pain is a stressful experience that can have a negative impact on child development. The aim of this crossover study was to examine the efficacy of audiovisual distraction for acute pain relief in paediatric inpatients. METHOD: The sample comprised 40 inpatients (6-11 years) who underwent painful puncture procedures. The participants were randomized into two groups, and all children received the intervention and served as their own controls. Stress and pain-catastrophizing assessments were initially performed using the Child Stress Scale and Pain Catastrophizing Scale for Children, with the aim of controlling these variables...
July 26, 2016: European Journal of Pain: EJP
R Hanna, S Parker
The aim of this study is to evaluate and demonstrate the advantages of the carbon dioxide laser in paediatric oral surgery patients in terms of less post-operative complications, healing without scaring, functional benefits, positive patient perception and acceptance of the treatment. One hundred fit and healthy paediatric patients (aged 4-15 years) were recruited to undergo laser surgery for different soft tissue conditions. The outcome of these laser treatments was examined. The Wong-Baker Faces Pain Rating Scale was employed to evaluate the pain before, immediately after laser treatment in the clinic and 1 day after post-operatively at home...
November 2016: Lasers in Medical Science
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