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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. Robert Wilder, shares a message (below) for Pain Awareness as pain continues to be an issue that impacts the pediatric population. #PedsPain & #PainAwarenessMonth

National Sickle Cell Awareness Month

September was proclaimed as National Sickle Cell Awareness Month by President Joseph Biden in 2021. Complementary Therapies in Medicine has published a special issue to commemorate National Sickle Cell Awareness Month with several articles that would be of interest for pain practitioners. CLICK HERE for the special issue.

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:

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