Postoperative Pain in Children
- *Corresponding Author:
- Volkan Hanci, MD
Esenler Mahallesi, Cumhuriyet Caddesi, Yagmur Apartmani
Apartman No:30, Daire:24, Çanakkale, Turkey
E-mail: [email protected]
Received Date: April 05, 2012; Accepted Date: June 25, 2012; Published Date: June 30, 2012
Citation: Hanci V, Kiraz HA, Ömür D, Yurtlu BS, Yurtlu DA, et al. (2012) Postoperative Pain in Children. J Anesth Clin Res 3:219. doi: 10.4172/2155-6148.1000219
Copyright: © 2012 Hanci V, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Postoperative pain therapy is an important component of medical practise to improve the quality of postoperative care in all patients. However, postoperative pain management in children is a challenge for clinicians because of the differences in perception, expression of pain comparison to adults. Infants and older children possess different pharmacodynamics and responses to drugs thus confounding the issue. Evolving new technologies and drugs increase the treatment options but on the other side appropriate management selection gets harder. In this review, our knowledge about the mechanisms and management options of postoperative pain in children are reviewed in the light of new developments on the subject.