Navigation Links
How can we measure infants' pain after an operation?
Date:4/20/2011

It turns out to be difficult to find out exactly how much a child who cannot yet speak suffers after a surgical operation. Researchers at the University Hospital of La Paz, in Madrid, have validated the 'Llanto' scale, the first, and only, tool in Spanish which measures infant pain rapidly and simply.

"The lack of appropriate tools prevents health professionals from knowing if a pre-verbal child who cannot tell us how much a surgical wound hurts, is being treated correctly", explains Francisco Reinoso, lead author of the study and head of the section of Paediatric Anaesthesia at the University Hospital of La Paz, in Madrid, speaking to SINC.

Aiming to address this problem, the researchers have validated the first and only scale in the Spanish tongue which measures pain in the under-threes. With this tool, called 'Llanto' (an acronym for Spanish words meaning crying, attitude, breathing pattern, postural tone and facial observation), health staff can identify minors who have acute pain after an operation, estimate the intensity of their suffering, and check that the treatment used is effective.

Until now, pain had been measured in children who could speak, using the same scales as for adults. "There are some studies carried out in younger children, but with tools in English, not always validated in Spanish, such as the CHEOPS scale", says Reinoso.

The study, published in Anales de Pediatra, was carried out in 54 children aged between one month and six years after this age, children are able to explain the pain they suffer- who had undergone surgical operations at the University Hospital of La Paz, and who were in the Postanaesthetic Recovery Unit.

Three staff -a paediatric anaesthesiologist, a resident doctor, and a nurse- were in charge of observing the children and they measured their type of crying, psychological attitude, breathing pattern, motor tone and facial expression. The observations were ma
'/>"/>

Contact: SINC
info@plataformasinc.es
34-914-251-820
FECYT - Spanish Foundation for Science and Technology
Source:Eurekalert  

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Unreliable outcomes measures hamper efforts to assure better, safer care
2. Exercise may prevent stress on telomeres, a measure of cell health
3. Accurate measurement of radioactive thoron possible at last
4. Home urine test measures insulin production in diabetes
5. First pediatric surgical quality program shows potential to measure childrens outcomes
6. UT professor helps develop DinEX scale to measure restaurant appeal
7. Quality of life measures in breast cancer clinical trials
8. Quality of Life Key Measure in Breast Cancer Clinical Trials
9. Researchers measure quality of care in oral anticoagulation
10. Better Methods Needed to Measure Hospital Quality: Experts
11. Researchers identify PTSD measures for use in traumatic brain injury research
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
How can we measure infants' pain after an operation?
(Date:1/22/2015)... Joan Lunden, award-winning American journalist, beloved ... upcoming 32nd Annual Miami Breast Cancer Conference ... LLC (PER®) , shares that “a fast-growing, virulent” cancer ... she had not followed up her clean mammogram with ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... La Jolla, Calif. (PRWEB) January 22, 2015 ... and Assemblymembers Susan Bonilla (D-Concord) and Kristin Olsen ... (CHI) for their leadership in advancing biotechnology, biomedical ... Mitchell, Bonilla and Olsen each received the “2014 ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... (PRWEB) January 22, 2015 IsoComforter, Inc. has ... machine with patented IsoTube design to treat specific body parts ... the most progressive and easy to use patented cold therapy ... and sports related orthopedic and muscle injuries. IsoComforter has ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... Payday lending practices in four southern states ... distress to the states that permit them, according to ... on Race and Wealth. , While they generate hundreds ... at the same time substantially depress economic activity, according ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... (PRWEB) January 22, 2015 As interest in ... health care gains momentum worldwide, Rev. Eric J. Hall ... Chaplaincy Network (HCCN), will be the keynote speaker on ... in Israel’s public health system. , The conference, “Hope and ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Joan Lunden Reveals Diagnostic Approach That Led To Early Detection;To Keynote 32nd Annual Miami Breast Cancer Conference® 2Health News:Joan Lunden Reveals Diagnostic Approach That Led To Early Detection;To Keynote 32nd Annual Miami Breast Cancer Conference® 3Health News:Joan Lunden Reveals Diagnostic Approach That Led To Early Detection;To Keynote 32nd Annual Miami Breast Cancer Conference® 4Health News:Joan Lunden Reveals Diagnostic Approach That Led To Early Detection;To Keynote 32nd Annual Miami Breast Cancer Conference® 5Health News:Joan Lunden Reveals Diagnostic Approach That Led To Early Detection;To Keynote 32nd Annual Miami Breast Cancer Conference® 6Health News:California Biomedical Community Honors Senator Holly Mitchell, Assemblymembers Susan Bonilla & Kristin Olsen 2Health News:California Biomedical Community Honors Senator Holly Mitchell, Assemblymembers Susan Bonilla & Kristin Olsen 3Health News:IsoComforter Introduces Best of Class Cold Therapy Product to the Worldwide Market 2Health News:Howard University Spotlights the Economic Impact of Payday Lending in Southern States 2Health News:HealthCare Chaplaincy CEO to Keynote Spiritual Care Summit in Israel 2Health News:HealthCare Chaplaincy CEO to Keynote Spiritual Care Summit in Israel 3
... has enough capacity for typical season; experts less sure about ... current swine flu outbreak is raising critical questions about the ... logistics of getting it to the people who need it. ... into this fall,s production of seasonal influenza vaccine, experts say. ...
... war, blast injuries have become the signature injuries. These ... cause damage to the visual system and the visual processing ... wrong with them." Gregory Goodrich, Ph.D., Veterans, Administration Research Psychologist, ... LAKE, N.Y., May 18 The journey home is a ...
... NewCardio,s platform technology delivers new levels of analysis ... May 18 NewCardio, Inc., (OTC Bulletin Board: ... announced that members of the Company,s medical and ... clinical data from analytical and clinical applications of ...
... Preliminary results from the first-of-its-kind Clinical Evaluation and ... at the Society of Gastroenterology Nurses and Associates, Inc. ... The study indicated that while there are written endoscope ... in the study, significant variation in manual reprocessing takes ...
... Data on frequency of resistance development and safety ... Microbiology and Infectious Diseases (ECCMID)SAN DIEGO, May 18 ... best-in-class drugs for the treatment of serious bacterial ... of torezolid (TR-701), a novel antibiotic that is ...
... from Alcon and Initial Payments from New Galderma ... Calif., May 18 NovaBay Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NYSE ... company developing first-in-class anti-infective products for the treatment ... without causing resistance, reported today its financial results ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Adequate Supply of Swine Flu Vaccine Uncertain 2Health News:Adequate Supply of Swine Flu Vaccine Uncertain 3Health News:Becoming Aware of Veterans' Vision Needs 2Health News:NewCardio Medical and Technology Team Presents Two Abstracts at Heart Rhythm Society Conference 2Health News:NewCardio Medical and Technology Team Presents Two Abstracts at Heart Rhythm Society Conference 3Health News:NewCardio Medical and Technology Team Presents Two Abstracts at Heart Rhythm Society Conference 4Health News:NewCardio Medical and Technology Team Presents Two Abstracts at Heart Rhythm Society Conference 5Health News:First-of-its-Kind Study Released at the SGNA 36th Annual Conference Reveals Inconsistency in GI Endoscope Reprocessing 2Health News:First-of-its-Kind Study Released at the SGNA 36th Annual Conference Reveals Inconsistency in GI Endoscope Reprocessing 3Health News:First-of-its-Kind Study Released at the SGNA 36th Annual Conference Reveals Inconsistency in GI Endoscope Reprocessing 4Health News:Trius Presents New Data on Torezolid Antibiotic for Treatment of Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus (MRSA) Infections 2Health News:NovaBay Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Reports First Quarter 2009 Financial Results 2Health News:NovaBay Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Reports First Quarter 2009 Financial Results 3Health News:NovaBay Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Reports First Quarter 2009 Financial Results 4Health News:NovaBay Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Reports First Quarter 2009 Financial Results 5Health News:NovaBay Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Reports First Quarter 2009 Financial Results 6Health News:NovaBay Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Reports First Quarter 2009 Financial Results 7Health News:NovaBay Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Reports First Quarter 2009 Financial Results 8Health News:NovaBay Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Reports First Quarter 2009 Financial Results 9
(Date:1/22/2015)... Jan. 22, 2015  ViewRay™, a privately held medical device ... exclusive distributor agreement with ITOCHU Corporation (Tokyo Stock Exchange ... for the treatment of cancer in Japan ... the world,s first and only MRI-guided radiation therapy system ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... Therapeutics Inc. (OTCQX:PVTTF; CSE:PVO), ("Pivotal" or the "Company"), a specialty ... disease and overall health is pleased to provide you with ... outlook for 2015 from the CEO, Mr. Eugene Bortoluzzi ... like to take this opportunity to share with you the ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... Increasing sophistication among enterprise buyers of language services ... 2015, says Moravia CMO, Renato Beninatto ... market research firm Common Sense Advisory, 15 percent of ... and localization needs. "From a language industry perspective, this ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:ITOCHU Named the Exclusive Distributor for ViewRay's MRI-Guided Radiation Therapy System in Japan 2Pivotal Therapeutics: Year in Review and CEO Update 2Pivotal Therapeutics: Year in Review and CEO Update 3Pivotal Therapeutics: Year in Review and CEO Update 4Pivotal Therapeutics: Year in Review and CEO Update 5Pivotal Therapeutics: Year in Review and CEO Update 6Pivotal Therapeutics: Year in Review and CEO Update 7Moravia Sees Single-Sourcing as Key Localization Trend in 2015 2
... Dr. Michael Klein , director of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Controlled Substance ... abuse of prescription drugs.   , , , ... , , ... , , Learn more ...
... , July 28, 2010 , ... - Company Expands Market-leading Family of Neurovascular Stents , ... Boston Scientific Corporation (NYSE: BSX ... fourth-generation,intracranial aneurysm stent system designed for use in conjunction with,endovascular coiling to treat wide-necked ...
Cached Medicine Technology:FDA CONSUMER HEALTH INFORMATION - Combating Misuse and Abuse of Prescription Drugs: Q&A with Michael Klein, Ph.D. 2Boston Scientific Launches Neuroform EZ(TM) Stent System in U.S. and Europe 2Boston Scientific Launches Neuroform EZ(TM) Stent System in U.S. and Europe 3Boston Scientific Launches Neuroform EZ(TM) Stent System in U.S. and Europe 4
... reference laboratory and a worldwide leader in ... an extensive test menu of highly complex ... anatomic pathology. Owned by the University of ... half of the nation's university teaching hospitals ...
... ARUP Laboratories is a national reference ... laboratory research and development. ARUP offers an ... unique medical tests in clinical and anatomic ... ARUP Laboratories' clients include more than half ...
... reference laboratory and a worldwide leader in ... an extensive test menu of highly complex ... anatomic pathology. Owned by the University of ... half of the nation's university teaching hospitals ...
... a national reference laboratory and a worldwide ... ARUP offers an extensive test menu of ... clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned by the ... more than half of the nation's university ...
Medicine Products: