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Papers: 25 Nov 2023 - 1 Dec 2023

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Pain Rep




Application of PainDETECT in pediatric chronic pain: how well does it identify neuropathic pain and its characteristics?


Hess CW, Van Orden AR, Mesaroli G, Stinson JN, Borsook D, Simons LE


Neuropathic pain (NP) arises from nerve damage or disease, and when not defined, it can impair function and quality of life. Early detection allows for interventions that can enhance outcomes. Diagnosis of NP can be difficult if not properly evaluated. PainDETECT is a NP screening tool developed and successfully used in adults.