Letters Managing chronic pain in children and adolescents

Procedural sedation should be considered

BMJ 2003; 327 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.327.7416.681 (Published 18 September 2003) Cite this as: BMJ 2003;327:681
  1. Egidio Barbi, clinical paediatrician (ebarbi@libero.it),
  2. Tania Gerarduzzi, resident in paediatrics,
  3. Federico Marchetti, clinical paediatrician
  1. Clinica Pediatrica, IRCCS Burlo Garofolo, Universitè di Trieste, Via dell'Istria 65/1, Trieste, Italy

    EDITOR–Eccleston and Malleson point out the “vacuum” of treatment for pain in children during the time required for diagnosis.1 This lack of attention to pain exists also for children with chronic disorders (such as inflammatory bowel disease, cancer, and rheumatoid arthritis) that often require repeated painful procedures (colonoscopy, …

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