• Poorly Controlled Pediatric Fracture Pain Requiring Unplanned Medical Assistance or Advice

    10 days ago - By Pediatric Emergency Care

    Objectives
    This study aimed to define the proportion of children who seek assistance for poorly controlled fracture pain, identify factors associated with requesting help, and explore caregivers' opioid preferences.
    Methods
    We enrolled 251 children and their caregivers in the orthopedic surgery clinic of a tertiary care children's hospital. Children 5 to 17 years old presenting within 10 days of injury for follow-up for a single-extremity, nonoperative long bone fracture(s) were eligible. The primary outcome was seeking unscheduled evaluation or advice for poorly controlled pain before the...
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