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Pharmacological interventions for the management of pain and discomfort during lumbar puncture in newborn infants.

Lumbar puncture (LP) is a common invasive procedure, most frequently performed to diagnose infection. Physicians perform LP in newborn infants with the help of an assistant using a strict aseptic […]

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Sensitivity and specificity of a neuropathic screening tool (Self-report Leeds Assessment of Neuropathic Symptoms and Signs, S-LANSS) in adolescents with moderate-severe chronic pain.

Neuropathic screening tools improve recognition of neuropathic pain in adults. Although utilized in pediatric populations, the sensitivity, specificity and methodology of screening tool delivery have not been compared in children. […]

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Predictors of persisting pain in children with Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis: a case control study nested in the ReACCh-Out cohort.

To identify baseline predictors of persisting pain in children with Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis (JIA), relative to patients with JIA who had similar baseline levels of pain but in whom the […]

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Quality of life in children suffering from headaches: a systematic literature review.

Headaches are the most common complaints among pediatric populations. Determining the cause and appropriate treatment for headaches may be challenging and costly, and the impact of headaches on the lives […]

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“The mere imagination scares me”-evidence for fear responses during mental imagery of pain-associated interoceptive sensations in adolescents with chronic pain.

According to the bio-informational theory of emotion by Lang, mental imagery of fearful stimuli activates physiological and behavioural response systems, even in the absence of sensory input. We investigated whether […]

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Increases in Sleep Difficulties and Psychological Symptoms are Associated with the Increase of Chronic Back Pain in Adolescents: The HBSC Study 2002-2018.

Cross-national research using data from the Health Behavior in School-aged Children (HBSC) survey showed an increase in the prevalence of chronic back pain from 2002 to 2014. However, it is […]

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Predictors of disease course and long-term outcomes of idiopathic intracranial hypertension in children and adolescents.

This study aimed to identify predictors for unfavorable disease course and clinical and visual outcomes in pediatric patients with idiopathic intracranial hypertension (IIH). Employing a multi-tiered approach, we retrospectively analyzed clinical, […]

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Cognitive behavioural therapy for functional abdominal pain disorders in children and adolescents: A systematic review of randomized controlled trials.

Although Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) potentially holds efficacy in addressing functional abdominal pain disorders (FAPDs) amongst children and adolescents, the persistent efficacy is uncertain.

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Association between clinician specialty and prescription of preventive medication for young adults with migraine: A retrospective cohort study.

We aimed to compare the prescribing patterns of preventive medications between pediatric and adult neurologists for young adults with migraine.

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Endometriosis and Adolescence: The Impact of Dysmenorrhea.

Endometriosis affects approximately 10% of premenopausal women worldwide. Despite its impact on quality of life, the delay in diagnosing this chronic disease is well known. Many patients with endometriosis report […]

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