Infant pain management: a developmental neurobiological approach

  title={Infant pain management: a developmental neurobiological approach},
  author={Maria Fitzgerald and Suellen M. Walker},
  journal={Nature Clinical Practice Neurology},
Infant pain is a clinical reality. Effective pain management in infants requires a specialist approach—analgesic protocols that have been designed for older children cannot simply be scaled down for CNS pain pathways and analgesic targets that are in a state of developmental transition. Here, we discuss the particular challenges that are presented by an immature CNS for the detection and treatment of pain. We show how the application of neurophysiological and neuropharmacological approaches can… CONTINUE READING

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