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Racial Bias in Perceptions of Children’s Pain

A new study published in Journal of Experimental Psychology: Applied examines the impact of racial bias in the way children’s pain is perceived by clinicians. Unfortunately, this study confirms that racial bias continues to contribute to inequities in managing pain among racialized children.  According to the paper: “This work finds that adult perceivers believed Black […]

September is Pain Awareness Month

September is Pain Awareness Month, a time to raise public awareness of issues in the area of pain and pain management for children and adolescents. Our president, Dr. Yuan-Chi Lin, shares a message (below) for Pain Awareness as pain continues to be an issue that impacts the pediatric population. #painawarenessmonth2023 #PAM2023  

Association Between Intraoperative Opioids and Postoperative Pain

A new study in JAMA surgery assesses whether limiting opioids during surgery has any impact on postoperative pain and opioid consumption. The paper concluded that liberal use of opioids intraoperatively, specifically fentanyl, was associated with lower frequency of uncontrolled pain; a decrease in new chronic pain diagnoses reported at 3 months; fewer opioid prescriptions at […]

How To Help Your Pediatric Chronic Pain Patient Attend School When Living with Migraine Pain

U.S. Pain Foundation serves patients living with chronic pain and will be hosting a session on helping children suffering from migraines. On August 22, from 7-8pm ET, Jennifer Grobe, Esq., will discuss Individualized Education Plans, 504 plans, eligibility criteria, and how to request such accommodations.  A potentially useful session to share with our pediatric chronic […]

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