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What's new in pediatric acute pain therapy?


Schultz-Machata, Anette-Marie; Weiss, Markus; Becke, Karin (2014). What's new in pediatric acute pain therapy? Current Opinion in Anaesthesiology, 27(3):316-322.

Abstract

PURPOSE OF REVIEW This review highlights the current trends of efficient and safe perioperative pediatric pain therapy in the context of a multimodal pain therapy concept. RECENT FINDINGS A multimodal pain therapy concept should be easy to apply and safe regarding the occurrence of side-effects. The administration of nonopioid analgesics should be obligatory, regional anesthesia techniques - under ultrasound guidance - should be performed whenever possible, opioids should be given immediately and sufficiently whenever necessary, the administration of co-analgesics like lidocaine, dexamethasone or ketamine should be considered, and most importantly, each pain therapy should be performed according to pain assessment and long enough until adequate pain relief. SUMMARY Safe and simple pediatric pain management in the perioperative period combines not only easy to apply and safe stepwise pain therapy itself, but also adequate pain assessment and the implementation of continuous hospital quality improvement strategies.

Abstract

PURPOSE OF REVIEW This review highlights the current trends of efficient and safe perioperative pediatric pain therapy in the context of a multimodal pain therapy concept. RECENT FINDINGS A multimodal pain therapy concept should be easy to apply and safe regarding the occurrence of side-effects. The administration of nonopioid analgesics should be obligatory, regional anesthesia techniques - under ultrasound guidance - should be performed whenever possible, opioids should be given immediately and sufficiently whenever necessary, the administration of co-analgesics like lidocaine, dexamethasone or ketamine should be considered, and most importantly, each pain therapy should be performed according to pain assessment and long enough until adequate pain relief. SUMMARY Safe and simple pediatric pain management in the perioperative period combines not only easy to apply and safe stepwise pain therapy itself, but also adequate pain assessment and the implementation of continuous hospital quality improvement strategies.

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Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, further contribution
Communities & Collections:04 Faculty of Medicine > University Children's Hospital Zurich > Clinic for Surgery
Dewey Decimal Classification:610 Medicine & health
Date:June 2014
Deposited On:28 Nov 2014 13:20
Last Modified:05 Apr 2016 18:33
Publisher:Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
ISSN:0952-7907
Publisher DOI:https://doi.org/10.1097/ACO.0000000000000074
PubMed ID:24709667

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