Invasive procedures carried out on children without anaesthesiaBMJ 2001; 322 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.322.7302.1564/a (Published 30 June 2001) Cite this as: BMJ 2001;322:1564
- David Spurgeon
Many invasive bone marrow procedures are still carried out in conscious children despite the availability of safe and effective modern anaesthetic and deep sedation techniques, a survey has found. A greater proportion of North American centres used less effective pain reducing methods than did comparable centres in Europe.
The study, reported in the journal Archives of Disease in Childhood (2001;85:12-5), consisted of a postal survey of 118 European and North American paediatric oncology centres. Questionnaires were sent to all units in the Pediatric Oncology Group and the United Kingdom Children's Cancer Study …