NIH News in Health: Managing Pain
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A Filmmaker’s Journey into the World of Palliative Care
“How old do I have to be to have you as my doctor,” I asked…
Acute Illness, Injury, Pain in the Emergency Department
Walk into any major cancer center, and you will find doctors partnering with patients on hundreds of ongoing research studies. If you are looking for a medical setting farthest from the interwoven research and clinical care of oncology, go to any major medical center, and walk from the cancer center over to the emergency department.
Children, Pain and Care
We well recognize the need to prevent and treat pain in infants and children. Besides being the humane thing to do, there is mounting evidence to show that poorly treated pain in children has lasting negative effects, both physiological and psychological, that may follow children for many years. However, we also know that the majority of medications, approximately 80 percent, prescribed to infants, children, and adolescents have not been approved by the FDA for use in these age groups.