Pediatric Oncology: Managing Pain at the End of Life

  title={Pediatric Oncology: Managing Pain at the End of Life},
  author={Jennifer M Snaman and Justin Nathaniel Baker and Jennifer Harman Ehrentraut and Doralina L Anghelescu},
  journal={Pediatric Drugs},
Pain is a common and highly distressing symptom in pediatric patients with advanced malignancies. Prompt recognition, assessment, and treatment of pain are necessary, especially at the end of life. Opioid medications remain the mainstay of treatment of malignant pain in children at the end of life and the amount of opioids required for adequate pain control in patients is highly variable. Nonpharmacological approaches including behavioral and physical approaches in addition to non-opioid pain… CONTINUE READING
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