Pediatric Pain Management

  • Arlyne K. Thung
  • Rae Ann Kingsley
  • Brenda C. McClain


Over the years, significant advances have been made in the understanding and practice of pediatric pain management. Previous myths such as the inability of infants to experience pain or the inessential need to treat perioperative nociception or postoperative pain have been debunked by the evidence of mature nociceptive pathways by 30 weeks of gestation (Lowery et al. 2007) and the unquestionable benefits of treating noxious stimuli with analgesics (Anand et al. 1987, Anand and Hickey 1992).


Irritable Bowel Syndrome Sickle Cell Disease Epidural Space Opioid Agonist Peripheral Nerve Block 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Arlyne K. Thung
    • 1
    • 2
  • Rae Ann Kingsley
    • 3
  • Brenda C. McClain
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of AnesthesiologyYale University School of MedicineNew HavenUSA
  2. 2.Yale-New Haven Children’s HospitalNew HavenUSA
  3. 3.Department of AnesthesiologyYale-New Haven Children’s HospitalNew HavenUSA

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