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Paediatric pain managent

Tamer A El-Sobky, Shady Samir, Ahmed Naeem Atiyya, Shady Mahmoud, Ahmad S Aly, Ramy Soliman
INTRODUCTION: This systematic review aims to answer three research questions concerning the management of hereditary multiple osteochondromas of forearm in children: What is the best available evidence for the currently employed surgical procedures? What patient characteristics are associated with better prognosis? What disease characteristics are associated with better prognosis? METHODS: We searched the literature using three major databases with no publication date restrictions...
2018: SICOT-J
Jessica Y Ng, Jennie Gu
Acute acalculous cholecystitis is an uncommon disease in children and is usually associated with trauma, burns, and infections. Whereas acute acalculous cholecystitis is only seen in 10% of cholecystitis in adults, it is uncommon in the paediatric population. A seven-year-old male presented to the emergency department of a regional hospital with a 36-hour history of right-upper-quadrant abdominal pain. He had associated symptoms of anorexia, nausea, and vomiting. He was septic with raised white cell count and inflammatory markers...
January 20, 2018: Curēus
Faye M Evans, Juan C Duarte, Carolina Haylock Loor, Wayne Morriss
There is an urgent need to train more anesthesia providers in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). There is also a need to provide more educational opportunities in subspecialty areas of anesthetic practice such as trauma management, pain management, obstetric anesthesia, and pediatric anesthesia. Together, these subspecialty areas make up a large proportion of the clinical workload in LMICs. In these countries, the quality of education may be variable, there may be few teachers, and opportunities for continued learning and mentorship are rare...
April 2018: Anesthesia and Analgesia
Andrea Brusaferro, Edoardo Farinelli, Letizia Zenzeri, Rita Cozzali, Susanna Esposito
Recurrent abdominal pain (RAP) is one of the most common health complaints in both children and adults. Although RAP is considered a functional disorder rather than an organic disease, affected children and their families can still experience anxiety and concerns that can interfere with school, sports, and regular daily activities and lead to frequent attendances at pediatric emergency departments or pediatric gastroenterology clinics. Our review shows experts do not agree on a universally proven management that will work on every child presenting with functional abdominal pain (FAP)...
March 2, 2018: Paediatric Drugs
Jenny Edmonds, Alison Twycross
TITLE: Mothers' Experiences of Managing their Child's Pain Before and During Attendance at the Emergency Department. AIMS AND OBJECTIVES: To explore mothers' experiences of managing their child's pain before and during attendance at the Emergency Department (ED). BACKGROUND: Pain accounts for 50-80% of all visits to the ED. Historically paediatric pain has been poorly managed in the ED and there remains variability in practice. It is mothers who usually bring their child to the ED and as such it is important to explore their perspectives of how pain is managed...
March 1, 2018: Journal of Clinical Nursing
Alison Nutter, Garth Meckler, Mimi Truong, Quynh Doan
Background: Constipation is a common condition in children. Little is known about the acute health care utilization of constipated children, including how many present to the paediatric emergency department (ED), the spectrum of presenting complaints, investigations and treatments used. Methods: We conducted a cross-sectional chart review of all 42,875 visits to British Columbia Children's Hospital ED between August 31, 2012 and September 1, 2013. All visits were assessed for a potential diagnosis of constipation and a total of 913 patients were included...
June 2017: Paediatrics & Child Health
Camilla S Hanson, Johanna Newsom, Davinder Singh-Grewal, Nicholas Henschke, Margaret Patterson, Allison Tong
BACKGROUND: Congenital lymphoedema is a lifelong condition that has detrimental physical and psychosocial outcomes for young patients and burdensome treatment responsibilities that may hamper patients' motivation for self-management. There is limited research from the perspective of young people with primary lymphoedema. We aimed to describe the experiences and views of children and adolescents with lymphoedema to inform patient-centred practice. METHODS: Twenty patients (aged 8-21 years) with primary lymphoedema were purposively sampled from two paediatric clinics in Sydney, Australia, to participate in a semistructured interview...
February 17, 2018: Archives of Disease in Childhood
Tracy Liu, Raghu Lingam, Kate Lycett, Fiona K Mensah, Joshua Muller, Harriet Hiscock, Md Hamidul Huque, Melissa Wake
OBJECTIVE: To estimate prevalence and persistence of 19 common paediatric conditions from infancy to 14-15 years. DESIGN: Population-based prospective cohort study. SETTING: Australia. PARTICIPANTS: Parallel cohorts assessed biennially from 2004 to 2014 from ages 0-1 and 4-5 years to 10-11 and 14-15 years, respectively, in the Longitudinal Study of Australian Children. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: 19 health conditions: 17 parent-reported, 2 (overweight/obesity, obesity) directly assessed...
February 16, 2018: Archives of Disease in Childhood
Sanjib Das Adhikary, Ashlee Pruett, Mauricio Forero, Venkatesan Thiruvenkatarajan
Post-operative pain after minimally invasive video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS) in adults is commonly managed with oral and parenteral opioids and invasive regional techniques such as thoracic epidural blockade. Emerging research has shown that the novel erector spinae plane (ESP) block, can be employed as a simple and safe alternative analgesic technique for acute post-surgical, post-traumatic and chronic neuropathic thoracic pain in adults. We illustrate this by presenting a paediatric case of VATS, in which an ESP block provided better analgesia, due to greater dermatomal coverage, as well as reduced side-effects when compared with a thoracic epidural that had previously been employed on the same patient for a similar procedure on the opposite side...
January 2018: Indian Journal of Anaesthesia
Charu Tiwari, Ashish Zadpe, Pravin Rathi, Hemanshi Shah
Colorectal carcinoma is a well-known malignancy in adults. However, it is rare in children. Besides, it also has different behaviour in paediatric age-group and usually presents with non-specific symptoms like abdominal pain, weight loss, and anaemia. This usually leads to delay in diagnosis. Adenocarcinoma in children has unfavourable tumour histology (mucinous subtype) and advanced disease stage at presentation which lead to poorer prognosis in children. Family history, genetic typing and sibling screening are essential components of management as this malignancy is frequently seen associated with hereditary syndromes...
January 2018: Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology & Nutrition
Ben Gabbott, Giles Faria, George Lawson, Karen Daly
A healthy 14-year-old boy with a 3-month history of thigh pain and swelling is referred to a specialist centre with an uncertain diagnosis. After extensive tests and imaging a Brodie's abscess is diagnosed. The abscess is complicated by a fistula (cloaca) through the cortical bone of the femur, resulting in a large complex soft tissue collection. This is a presentation, we are unaware has been documented in any literature. After specialist multi-team combined management (Paediatric Trauma and Orthopaedic and Paediatric Infectious Diseases), the patient undergoes two surgical procedures, and extensive antibiotic cover...
January 2018: Journal of Surgical Case Reports
Timothy A Warlow, Richard D W Hain
Many children with palliative care needs experience difficulty in managing pain. Perhaps none more so than those with severe neurological impairment. For many years; behaviours in these children were misunderstood. As a result; pain was poorly recognised and inadequately managed. Significant advances have been made in the assessment and management of pain in this challenging group of patients. We summarise these advances; drawing on our own experience working with infants; children and young adults with palliative care needs within a UK tertiary paediatric palliative care service...
January 18, 2018: Children
Pierluigi Marzuillo, Lorenzo Calligaris, Stefano Amoroso, Egidio Barbi
In June 2013, the European Medicine Agency recommended limiting codeine use in paediatric patients, creating a void in managing moderate pain. We reviewed the literature published in English (1985-June 2017) on the pharmacokinetic, pharmacodynamic and safety profile of ketorolac, a possible substitute for codeine and opioids, for treating moderate-to-severe pain. We found that gastrointestinal side effects were mainly reported with prolonged use, significant bleeding was reported in adenotonsillectomy, and adverse renal effects appeared to be limited to patients with specific coexisting risk factors...
December 16, 2017: Acta Paediatrica
I Stoica, F O'Kelly, M B McDermott, F M J Quinn
BACKGROUND: Xanthogranulomatous pyelonephritis (XGP) is an uncommon chronic destructive granulomatous inflammation of the kidney. It was first described in 1916, and is thought to affect 6/1000 cases of pyelonephritis. Its manifestations are varied, and with a limited number of cases in the literature, the optimal diagnosis and management of XGP in the paediatric cohort is still unknown. MATERIAL AND METHODS: The medical records of children who were diagnosed and treated for XGP at the current unit during the period 1963-2016, inclusive, were retrospectively reviewed...
November 24, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Urology
Lucy Coombes, Kimberley Burke, Anna-Karenia Anderson
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: No published studies have looked at the dosing and use of rapid onset fentanyl preparations in children. The primary aim of this study was to assess whether there is a correlation between effective dose of rapid onset fentanyl and background oral morphine equivalent analgesia in children less than 18 years old. Secondary objectives included establishing whether there is a correlation between effective dose of rapid onset fentanyl and age and weight. Reported side effects were also reviewed...
October 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Pain
Mohammed A A Alhassan, Fathelrahman E Ahmed, Abdolmoneim A Bannaga
This was a prospective, descriptive, cross sectional study that was conducted in 9 major paediatric hospitals accredited for training of residents in Sudan to assess the knowledge, attitude and practice of residents in paediatrics on issues related to pain assessment and pain management in children A semi-structured and validated questionnaire was distributed to 174 residents working in these hospitals. One hundred and twenty residents, out of 174, responded by filling the questionnaire, with a response rate of 68%...
2017: Sudanese Journal of Paediatrics
Amanda Friend, Fidel Rubagumya, Peter Cartledge
Oral mucositis (OM) is an inflammatory response of mucosal epithelium to the cytotoxic effects of chemotherapy and radiotherapy causing severe oral pain and ulceration, which may complicate the management of cancer. The Mucositis Prevention Guideline Development Group has developed an international guideline for the prevention of mucositis in children receiving treatment for cancer or undergoing haematopoietic stem cell transplantation. Evidence-based preventative strategies include cryotherapy, low-level light therapy and keratinocyte growth factor...
November 30, 2017: Journal of Tropical Pediatrics
Hemanshi Shah, Charu Tiwari, Neha Sisodiya Shenoy, Pankaj Dwivedi, Suraj Gandhi
Objective: Ureteroceles are a great clinical challenge because of variations in anatomy and clinical presentations. We present our experience with primary transurethral incision of ureteroceles in children. Material and methods: Data of thirteen children managed for ureterocele from 2009 to 2016 was retrospectively analyzed with respect to age, sex, clinical presentation and symptomatology, type and localization of ureterocele, investigations, surgical management and follow-up...
December 2017: Turkish Journal of Urology
A B Scrimshire, M Gawad, R Davies, H George
Paediatric fractures of the tibial spine are relatively rare and controversy remains around how these injuries are best managed (Gans et al., 2014; Hargrove et al., 2004). Consequently most non-specialised paediatric units have limited experience of managing these injuries. This study aims to review the management and outcomes of isolated paediatric tibial spine fractures in a tertiary paediatric orthopaedic centre between 2008 and 2016. Data were collected on patient demographics, mechanism of injury, imaging, Meyers and McKeever grade of injury (Meyers and McKeever), management and outcomes, including Cincinnati and Lysholm-Tegner knee scores at a mean of 36 months post-operatively...
February 2018: Injury
Jae Hyon Park, Gi Hoon Lee, Seul Mi Lee, Michael Eisenhut, Andreas Kronbichler, Keum Hwa Lee, Jae Il Shin
Posterior nutcracker syndrome (PNCS) is the entrapment of the left renal vein between the aorta and the vertebral column. Although uncommon, it is still an important diagnosis due to the high morbidity associated with the risk of secondary anaemia from haematuria, from long-term left renal vein hypertension, vascular thrombosis, and even blood clots in the urinary system. A literature search of PubMed and EMBASE databases was performed and 27 publications containing 27 cases were included for the final analysis...
January 2018: VASA. Zeitschrift Für Gefässkrankheiten
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