Current practice and recent advances in pediatric pain management

Antonio Chiaretti, Piero Valentini, Riccardo Riccardi, F. Pierri, I. Russo, L. Gargiullo, R. Riccardi

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Differently from the adult patients, in pediatric age it is more difficult to assess and treat efficaciously the pain and often this symptom is undertreated or not treated. In children, selection of appropriate pain assessment tools should consider age, cognitive level and the presence of eventual disability, type of pain and the situation in which it is occurring. Improved understanding of developmental neurobiology and paediatric analgesic drugs pharmacokinetics should facilitate a better management of childhood pain.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)112-126
Number of pages15
JournalEuropean Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
Volume17 Suppl 1
Publication statusPublished - 2013


  • Age Factors
  • Analgesics
  • Child
  • Child Behavior
  • Child, Preschool
  • Humans
  • Infant
  • Infant, Newborn
  • Interdisciplinary Communication
  • Pain
  • Pain Management
  • Pain Measurement
  • Pain Threshold
  • Patient Care Team
  • Pediatrics
  • Practice Guidelines as Topic
  • Predictive Value of Tests
  • Severity of Illness Index
  • Treatment Outcome


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