Kimberly A Sutters

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OBJECTIVES This study was performed to compare the effects of oral midazolam and oral diazepam, administered with intravenous (IV) meperidine, on pre-procedural, procedural, and post-procedural sedation and recovery in children undergoing diagnostic upper endoscopy. The costs of pre-procedure sedation were compared for the two benzodiazepines. METHODS A(More)
The efficacy of ketorolac, a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug, in the management of moderate to severe pain in adults, has led us to conduct a trial of this analgesic in children following tonsillectomy. Children were randomized to receive intramuscular (i.m.) ketorolac (1 mg/kg, EXP group, n = 45) or saline (CTL group, n = 42) at the completion of(More)
The purpose of this study was to determine whether around-the-clock (i.e. ATC) dosing of acetaminophen with codeine, with or without nurse coaching, compared to standard care with as needed (i.e. PRN) dosing: reduced children's reports of pain intensity with and without swallowing; increased pain relief, and increased analgesic consumption. Eighty children,(More)
OBJECTIVES To determine the effectiveness of around-the-clock (ATC) analgesic administration, with or without nurse coaching, compared with standard care with as needed (PRN) dosing in children undergoing outpatient tonsillectomy. METHODS Children 6 to 15 years of age were randomized to receive acetaminophen and hydrocodone (167 mg/2.5 mg/5 mL) for 3 days(More)
Tonsillectomy, used to treat a variety of pediatric disorders, including obstructive sleep apnea, peritonsillar cellulitis or abscesses, and very frequent throat infection, is known to produce nausea, vomiting, and prolonged, moderate-to-severe pain. The authors review the causes of posttonsillectomy pain, current findings on the efficacy of various(More)
This study compared the antinociceptive and motor effects produced by intrathecal administration of selective mu-, delta-, and kappa-opioid receptor agonists in the rat. Changes in nociceptive threshold were measured using the Randall-Selitto paw-withdrawal test and changes in motor coordination were evaluated using the rotarod treadmill test. Each opioid(More)
Pain in a child with cancer poses significant challenges for nurses. However, little research has been conducted in the area of pediatric cancer pain to guide clinical assessments and interventions. The purpose of this paper is to present a review of the research studies conducted on pediatric cancer pain over 13-1/2 years. The review of the cancer pain(More)
This study evaluated the effects of intrathecal administration of a low-analgesic dose of the selective mu-agonist DAMGO co-administered with sequentially increasing doses of either the selective delta-agonist DPDPE or the selective kappa-agonist, U50,488H on mechanical nociceptive thresholds in the rat. Potent analgesic synergy was observed with both(More)
The purpose of this prospective, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled clinical study was to determine whether the administration of intravenous ketorolac, coadministered with morphine patient-controlled analgesia (PCA), demonstrates an opioid-sparing effect, provides improved analgesia, and reduces the incidence of opioid-induced side effects in(More)
As part of a randomized clinical trial that compared three different analgesic dosing regimens ( Sutters et al., 2004 ), the purpose of this study, in children who underwent tonsillectomy, was to determine whether around-the-clock (ATC) dosing of acetaminophen with codeine, compared with as-needed (PRN) dosing, increased the frequency of moderate-to-severe(More)