Navigation Links
UCI anesthesiologist to lead study on alleviating surgical anxiety, pain in children
Date:4/21/2011

NOTE TO EDITORS: Photo available at http://today.uci.edu/news/2011/04/nr_ptips_110421.php

Irvine, Calif., April 21, 2011 A UC Irvine anesthesiologist will use a $3.2 million National Institutes of Health grant to launch a research effort aimed at lessening the anxiety and pain children feel before and after surgery.

Dr. Zeev Kain, professor and chair of anesthesiology & perioperative care, will establish his Provider-Tailored Intervention for Perioperative Stress program at four California children's hospitals. P-TIPS is designed to promote specific behaviors in adults doctors and parents alike that will create a calmer surgical environment for youngsters.

"Some 4 million children undergo surgery in the U.S. each year, and up to 65 percent of them experience significant anxiety and distress before surgery," said Kain, a national leader in perioperative biopsychosocial research.

"Not only is this traumatic for these young patients, but it also contributes to increased postoperative pain and delayed hospital discharge. A program like P-TIPS is specifically tailored to improve pediatric surgical outcomes."

Under P-TIPS, surgical staff and anesthesiologists are trained to integrate positive behaviors into their interactions with pediatric patients and their parents such as using humor, eye contact and simple medical language.

"It's important that healthcare providers not overwhelm children with complicated medical jargon or overly reassuring statements," Kain said. "We've found that a friendly and direct conversational approach lowers undesirable stress and anxiety."

The P-TIPS study will involve UC Irvine Medical Center-CHOC Children's Hospital, Children's Hospital Los Angeles, UC San Diego-Rady Children's Hospital San Diego, and Packard Children's Hospital at Stanford.

Additionally, Kain is utilizing another NIH grant to create and implement a unique Internet site to help parents ease children's anxiety (and their own), properly handle postsurgical pain and, ultimately, facilitate healing. Web-based Tailored Intervention Preparation for Surgery will provide detailed information for parents about surgical procedures and postoperative pain management. WebTIPS will also develop a personalized plan for alleviating anxiety and pain, taking into account other medical and psychological factors, such as the parents' coping and caring skills.


'/>"/>

Contact: Tom Vasich
tmvasich@uci.edu
949-824-6455
University of California - Irvine
Source:Eurekalert

Related medicine news :

1. The International Association of Anesthesiologists Places its Top Doctors in the Renowned Medical Publication, The Leading Physicians of the World.
2. Anesthesiologists Spreading Germs During Surgery: Study
3. Despite Treatment, Employees with Depression Generate Higher Absentee Costs, According to Thomson Reuters Study
4. American Council on Exercise (ACE) Study Reveals Kettlebells Provide Powerful Workout in Short Amount of Time
5. TV drama can be more persuasive than news program, study finds
6. Study carried out into biological risks of eating reptiles
7. Neuroimaging study may pave way for effective Alzheimers treatments
8. Study finds racial gaps continue in heart disease awareness
9. Luth Researchs IndicatorEDG(TM) Study Finds Americans Hopes of Achieving Their Dreams Are Fading
10. First blinded study of venous insufficiency prevalence in MS shows promising results
11. Soothing infants with food focus of childhood obesity study
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:2/10/2016)... , ... February 10, 2016 , ... ... the ability of Medicare Advantage organizations to deliver medical services via telehealth, estimated ... “ATA has been advocating for such language for many years. Although there ...
(Date:2/10/2016)... ... February 10, 2016 , ... Early this week, Team Iconic at J. Walter ... KITKAT as the first global confectionery brand sourced from 100% sustainable cocoa. , The ... of their product, through activities that focus on better farming, better lives and better ...
(Date:2/10/2016)... , ... February 10, 2016 , ... ... together to expand dental health services to the developmentally disabled in the Coachella ... Dental’s operations to a new facility at 71-949 Highway 111, Suite 100-B, in ...
(Date:2/10/2016)... (PRWEB) , ... February 10, 2016 , ... ... and Video Remote Interpreting (VRI) within Healthcare, recently partnered with Heart City ... interpreting (VRI). , For nearly 23 years, Heart City Health Center has provided ...
(Date:2/10/2016)... ... 10, 2016 , ... The Wickman Agency in Garland, TX ... local community. Pledging to select a new beneficiary every 60 days, the agency ... goal is to bring community awareness to important local causes by forming campaigns ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:2/10/2016)... -- Vanda Pharmaceuticals Inc. (Vanda) (NASDAQ: VNDA ), ... quarter and full year ended December 31, 2015. ... a transformational year for Vanda with the continued growth ... approval of HETLIOZ for Non-24," said Mihael H. Polymeropoulos, ... to our U.S. product portfolio builds on this success ...
(Date:2/10/2016)... -- A new report from business intelligence provider GBI Research - ... disease market will more than double from just under $5 billion in 2014 ... (CAGR) of 11%. Canada , France ... Spain , the UK, and Japan , and will ... Canada , France , Germany ...
(Date:2/10/2016)... , Feb. 10, 2016  CVS Health (NYSE: ... living in Santa Clara County, CA ... on the Santa Clara University campus. CVS Pharmacy stores ... protect patients against the disease. Students at Santa Clara ... get vaccinated. In addition, anyone who has had close ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: