A randomized clinical trial of analgesia in children with acute abdominal pain.

@article{Kim2002ARC,
  title={A randomized clinical trial of analgesia in children with acute abdominal pain.},
  author={Michael K Kim and Richard T. Strait and Thomas T. Sato and Halim M A Hennes},
  journal={Academic emergency medicine : official journal of the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine},
  year={2002},
  volume={9 4},
  pages={281-7}
}
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the effects of intravenous morphine on pain reduction, physical examination, and diagnostic accuracy in children with acute abdominal pain. METHODS A randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled clinical trial was conducted at an emergency department of a tertiary care children's hospital. Children aged 5-18 years with abdominal pain of < or =5 days' duration, pain score > or =5 on a 0-10 visual analog scale, and need for surgical evaluation were eligible. Following the… CONTINUE READING

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