Patterns of pain and analgesic use in 3- to 7-year-old children after tonsillectomy.

Abstract

Tonsillectomy is a common surgical procedure usually associated with moderate to severe pain. Although self-report is the gold standard for pain assessment, researchers have not studied young children at home with self-report measures. The purpose of this study was to describe the patterns of self-reported pain intensity and analgesic administration in 3… (More)

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