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2024 Jun 06

Curr Opin Pediatr


Strategies to minimize procedure-related pain and anxiety: lessons from pediatric dermatology.


Abouchaleh N, Bayart C


Recent studies have suggested that prolonged or repeated episodes of general anesthesia early in childhood may adversely affect neurodevelopment. This, combined with rising healthcare costs and decreasing access, has sparked interest in performing pediatric procedures in the office setting when possible. It is essential to address the physical and psychological discomfort that often accompany this experience, particularly in children.