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Acupuncture for Pain Management in Pediatric Patients with Sickle Cell Disease

  This article provides a review of current research regarding the use of acupuncture as a pain treatment strategy for pediatric patients with SCD experiencing acute pain. A literature review of scientific papers published within the last ten years was conducted on the topic. Acupuncture is feasible and acceptable, with statistically significant findings for effectiveness […]

Rita Allen Foundation Award in Pain

Since 2009, the Rita Allen Foundation has awarded annually the Rita Allen Foundation Award in Pain, recognizing emerging experts in basic pain research whose work holds high potential for uncovering new pathways to improve the treatment of chronic pain. Each year, the Foundation typically awards two grants, in the amount of $50,000 per year over […]

Error Traps in Acute Pain Management in Children

SPPM members Drs. Rita Agarwal, Connie Monitto and Tricia Vecchione have had a thought provoking article published in the current issue of Pediatric Anesthesia. This article highlights five error traps encountered when managing acute pain in children.Read the full article here:

New Paper on Intensive Interdisciplinary Pain Treatment for Children and Adolescents with Chronic Non-cancer Pain

The team at the German Paediatric Pain Centre have recently published a pre-registered systematic review and individual patient data meta-analysis on intensive interdisciplinary pain treatment for children and adolescents in PAIN,  The group has also created a website,, to publish the results of the qualitative analysis of their paper.

Back Pain in Children and Adolescents

2021 was the  IASP Global Year About Back Pain and two important publications have been released related to chronic back pain in children and adolescents, as part of a special edition of the journal Children on Back Pain in Children and Adolescents, edited by Prof. Dr. Boris Zernikow. Follow the links for evidence and consensus […]

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