Dolori senza dottori: La gestione del dolore nei bambini con gravi deficit cognitivi

Translated title of the contribution: Pain management in children with severe cognitive impairments

Marta Massaro, Giuliana Pisciotta, Patrizia Vallon, Egidio Barbi, Alessandro Ventura

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Abstract

Pain is a frequent and relevant problem in children with severe cognitive impairments, but it is often underrated and therefore undertreated. A good pain management for these patients requires the use of specific validated pain scales, in order to detect its presence and level. Also, it is important to treat the chronic conditions (such as spasticity, gastrooesofageal reflux, constipation, osteopenia) that can represent important causes of pain, and to prevent procedural pain, since these children are frequently exposed to invasive medical procedures.

Translated title of the contributionPain management in children with severe cognitive impairments
Original languageItalian
Pages (from-to)307-313
Number of pages7
JournalMedico e Bambino
Volume31
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - May 2012

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health

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