Thursday, March 30, 2017

Pediatrics

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Pediatric Chronic Pain Management

By Emily J. Parke, DO and  Janet Semenova, CPNP‐AC Chronic pain in the pediatric and adolescent population is becoming increasingly prevalent. Juvenile fibromyalgia, complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS), functional abdominal pain, chronic headaches, joint hypermobility, and neuropathic pain are all chronic pain conditions that commonly occur in adults as well as pediatric patients. However, the

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Complex Regional Pain Syndrome: A Pediatric Case Report

by Anita L. Davis PT, DPT, DAAPM Abstract Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS) affects adults and children. Its onset is typically associated with fracture, sprain/strain, or other trauma. Yet a small percentage of cases present with a spontaneous onset. Genetic factors have been thought to facilitate the development of CRPS in some patients. The impact

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Op-Ed: OxyContin for Certain Children Above Age 11

by Daniel L. Millspaugh, MD Director, Comprehensive Pain Management Program, Children’s Mercy Kansas City The presidential election cycle is in full swing. It is not surprising then that well-intended comments can spur controversy rather than reasoned civil discourse over complex social issues. Such is the case with recent campaign trail statements about a decision by the