Handbook of Pediatric Chronic Pain

Current Science and Integrative Practice

  • Brenda C. McClain
  • Santhanam Suresh

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Thomas R. Vetter
    Pages 1-14
  3. Maria Fitzgerald
    Pages 15-25
  4. Jill MacLaren Chorney, Kathryn Crofton, Brenda C. McClain
    Pages 27-44
  5. Holly Denise Richter, Stephen Robert Hays
    Pages 45-61
  6. Miguel Saps, Gati Dhroove
    Pages 107-119
  7. Lynda Wells
    Pages 121-147
  8. Steve D. Wheeler, Elza Vasconcellos
    Pages 149-176
  9. Valerie E. Armstead, Genevieve D’Souza
    Pages 177-191
  10. Tamara Vesel, Patricia O’Malley, Benjamin Howard Lee
    Pages 193-210
  11. Brenda C. McClain
    Pages 211-233
  12. John Curran, Ali Sephadari, Hariharan Shankar
    Pages 235-252
  13. Santhanam Suresh, Antoun Nader
    Pages 265-271
  14. Victoria Marchese, Kripa Dholakia, Lori Brake
    Pages 273-291
  15. Haleh Saadat
    Pages 303-314
  16. Benjamin Howard Lee
    Pages 315-342
  17. Sarah E. Rebstock, Jill M. Eckert, Claude Abdallah
    Pages 343-358
  18. Arlyne Kim Thung
    Pages 359-374
  19. Rae Ann Kingsley, Suzanne Porfyris
    Pages 375-408
  20. Back Matter
    Pages 409-418

About this book


Pediatric Chronic Pain Current Science and Integrative Practice Brenda McClain and Santhanam Suresh, editors 

 In contrast to the days when children were thought to experience less pain than adults, we now know that this is not the case and that prolonged exposure to pain may predispose children to chronic pain syndromes later in life. For these reasons, pain management has become an essential part of pediatric care. Pediatric Chronic Painreflects current advances in the field, offering the pediatric specialist a comprehensive evidence base for the understanding, accurate assessment, and developmentally appropriate treatment of pain in children, from neonates to adolescents. The work of respected physicians and psychologists, this practical guide provides definitive information on frequently encountered syndromes, assessment tools, a wide range of mainstream and complementary intervention strategies (with special attention to opioid tolerance and tapers), and palliative care. Its groundbreaking coverage:

  • Reviews the epidemiology of chronic pain in children and the history of its management.
  • Features in-depth discussion of pediatric musculoskeletal, abdominal, and pelvic pain syndromes, cancer, sickle cell anemia, and headaches.
  • Includes a concise guide to radiological imaging and other assessment modalities
  • Offers treatment rationales based on cutting-edge research.
  • Examines the spectrum of interventive techniques, including therapeutic blocks, implantable systems, physical therapy, pharmacotherapy, and complementary methods.
  • Clarifies the role of the nurse practitioner in managing chronic pain in children and adolescents

Pediatric Chronic Pain will be a trusted daily reference for child psychologists, psychiatrists, and neurologists; medical and health psychologists in pediatric/adolescent settings; pediatric surgeons; and pediatricians, especially those with subspecialty training in neurology, hematology-oncology, and rheumatology.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Brenda C. McClain
    • 1
  • Santhanam Suresh
    • 2
  1. 1.School of Medicine, Dept. Pathology & PediatricsYale UniversityNew HavenUSA
  2. 2.Dept. AnesthesiologyChildren's Memorial HospitalChicagoUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2011
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4419-0349-5
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4419-0350-1
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