Special Issue "Pain and Therapeutic Interventions in Children"
A special issue of Children (ISSN 2227-9067). This special issue belongs to the section "Pediatric Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (10 November 2023) | Viewed by 14034
Interests: locoregional anesthesia; intensive-care medicine; pain medicine; prehospital emergency medicine
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Pain is a leading cause of morbidity and mortality for youth around the world, and the experience of pain (acute, surgical, or chronic) is likely to be distressing for both the child and their family. It may also have negative psychological sequelae that impair emotional and physical functioning, especially if intensive-care-unit admission is required.
Persistent somatic pain (with or without neuropathic features) is a complex multifactorial condition that incorporates cognitive, physical, and psychological dysfunction reported after hospital discharge. For ill children surviving the acute phase of a trauma or surgery, the possible existence of a post-critical syndrome has been postulated. Critical illness polyneuropathy and myopathy (CIPM) syndrome with somatic and neuropathic pain has been reported in approximately 25–45% of critically ill patients after in-hospital stays. Sedative agents (SAs), analgesic drugs (ADs), neuromuscular blocking agents (NMBAs), or peripheral nerve or myofascial blocks, commonly administered to promote patient comfort or facilitate lung-protective ventilation during surgery, are factors that influence the development of these symptoms. However, whether SAs, ADs, NMBAs, or the use of analgesic block can influence the de novo development or increasing of PSP with NFs in children is poorly understood.
The goal of this Special Issue of Children is to highlight recent advances in PSP with NFs prevention in the context of children’s PICS across a wide range of settings. We welcome reviews and original research that consider novel approaches and identify knowledge gaps. We also encourage submissions that explore how new different kind of anaesthetic or analgesic procedures may impact the development and treatment of PICS in children.
Dr. Emiliano Petrucci
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- perioperative medicine
- peripheral nerve block
- myofascial block
- local anesthetics
- psychological sequelae
- emotional functioning impairment
- physical functioning impairment