Navigation Links
Review Opens Bag of Tricks for Reducing Pain from Children’s Shot

Every kid knows getting a shot can be painful, but there are many effective methods to help them cope. With a variety of tricks and techniques available //— from blowing soap bubbles to teaching self-hypnosis — it doesn’t matter what health professionals do so much as that they do something, suggests a new review.

The goal of the review was to identify the best psychological interventions for reducing pain and distress in children and teenagers undergoing a needle procedure. "This way, health care professionals, parents and even the children themselves, can have options to help make their experience less painful and distressing," said lead reviewer Lindsay Uman, of Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia.

The review looked at 28 randomized controlled studies that excluded children with known needle phobias. The procedures studied included vaccinations, lumbar punctures and bone marrow aspirations. Nearly 2,000 children and teenagers participated.

The review appears in the current issue of The Cochrane Library, a publication of The Cochrane Collaboration, an international organization that evaluates research in all aspects of health care. Systematic reviews draw evidence-based conclusions about medical practice after considering both the content and quality of existing trials on a topic.

Techniques included cognitive interventions — such as distraction, hypnosis or having the child repeat positive thoughts such as "I can do this." Also analyzed were behavioral interventions such as breathing exercises or muscle relaxation, or combinations of cognitive and behavioral interventions. Some techniques were quite simple, while others involved video games, television or virtual reality headsets that provided both audio and visual stimulation.

The techniques with the most evidence for their effectiveness in reducing pain and distress during needle procedures include distraction, combined cognitive and behavioral
'"/>




Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. US Reviews Risks Of Tamiflu After 12 Children Die
2. Breast Cancer Examinations To Be Reviewed In Irish Hospitals
3. BioCryst’s Bird Flu Drug Enjoys Fast-Track Review By FD
4. FDA Accords Priority Review For Pediatric Crohns Disease Drug
5. The Lancet Calls For Review Of Regulatory Process Of Drug Trials
6. Review of Pramod Mahajans Injuries
7. Vaticans Council Reviews Condom Usage
8. Review of Reversal of Spread of Diseases in Africa
9. Closure of NHS Borders Hospitals to be Reviewed
10. Mammograms in Queensland Reviewed
11. NHS Charges Needs To Be Reviewed
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
TAG: Review Opens Bag Tricks for Reducing Pain from Children Shot

(Date:9/30/2014)... Sept. 30, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- There,s no genetic ... type 2 diabetes, a new study says. Some ... D might protect people against type 2 diabetes, raising ... and the blood sugar disease. In this study, ... vitamin D by focusing on genes that control blood ...
(Date:9/30/2014)... TUESDAY, Sept. 30, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Children conceived either ... the birth of a sibling could be at increased risk ... study,s lead author and an outside expert agree that the ... in autism. "Most importantly, it is important that parents ... even when pregnancies are close together or far apart," said ...
(Date:9/30/2014)... Power plant standards to cut climate-changing carbon emissions ... substantial human health benefits, according to a new ... on the policy options included in the final ... prevent thousands of premature deaths and hospitalizations, and ... every year., In the new study, Health Co-benefits ...
(Date:9/30/2014)... Health Day Reporter TUESDAY, ... who are overweight or obese when diagnosed appear to ... weight-related cancer, new research suggests. , , The finding ... only the potential for developing other cancers associated with ... who reported being overweight or obese prior to diagnosis ...
(Date:9/30/2014)... breast cancer is the leading cause of cancer death ... why so many medical professionals encourage women to get ... only a minority of suspicious mammograms actually leads to ... needless worry for women and their familiesnot to mention ... ultrasounds and biopsies. , Recently, a different type ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Gene Study Finds No Proof Vitamin D Guards Against Type 2 Diabetes 2Health News:Spacing Between Sibling Births Tied to Autism Risk in Study 2Health News:Power plant standards could save thousands of US lives every year 2Health News:Power plant standards could save thousands of US lives every year 3Health News:Obesity Tied to Higher Cancer Risk for Colon Cancer Survivors 2Health News:Obesity Tied to Higher Cancer Risk for Colon Cancer Survivors 3Health News:'Virtual breast' could improve cancer detection 2
... I-Therapeutix, Inc. announced today that Mr. Richard Packard ... Unit, King Edward VII Hospital, Windsor, UK, performed the ... Mark approved I-ZIP(R) Adherent Ocular Bandage. All phacoemulsification ... Packard. Patients received a foldable IOL with wound-assisted ...
... to Benefit the IP - Over $2,200 In ... Donald Verger, award-winning photographer and philanthropist is taking ... it to help raise awareness for the nonprofit ... deeply grateful to Mr. Verger for using his ...
... 3 Zimmer Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: ZMH ; ... earnings conference call will be broadcast live over the Internet ... A news release detailing the quarterly results will be ... call.The live audio webcast can be accessed via Zimmer,s Investor ...
... save brain cells from ravages of neurodegenerative disease , , ... they,ve found a possible way to prevent brain cells ... , The work is still in the preliminary stages, ... work in humans. Still, a Huntington,s disease expert said ...
... ,s award-winning document management suite recommended for ... and human resourcesCLEVELAND, April 3 It,s no secret. ... at the right time allows for better patient care. ... is they don,t yet have the tools to operate ...
... When the need for speed is critical, how can ... sending alerts to help prevent or stop a public ... be notified about disease outbreaks, illness from food borne ... Researchers from the Regenstrief Institute, Inc. in collaboration with ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:I-Therapeutix Announces First Commercial Use of I-ZIP(R) Adherent Ocular Bandage for Clear Corneal Cataract Incisions 2Health News:Acclaimed New England Photographer Donald Verger Holds 'Faces of Innocence' Charity Event for the Innocence Project 2Health News:Scientists Uncover New Weapon Against Huntington's 2Health News:American Hospital Association Expands OnBase Endorsement to All Hospital Departments 2Health News:American Hospital Association Expands OnBase Endorsement to All Hospital Departments 3Health News:American Hospital Association Expands OnBase Endorsement to All Hospital Departments 4Health News:Getting the word out when the need for speed is critical to public health 2Health News:Getting the word out when the need for speed is critical to public health 3
(Date:9/30/2014)... 30, 2014   Decision Resources Group finds ... anemic chronic kidney disease non-dialysis (CKD-ND) patients are ... medication. In addition, one-year persistency is similar between ... Other key findings from the report entitled ... Erythropoiesis Stimulating Agents in Late Stage Chronic Kidney ...
(Date:9/30/2014)... SAN DIEGO , 30. September ... Logo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130430/LA01948LOGO ... ein Medizintechnikunternehmen, das ein minimal-invasives 3D-Herzkammer-Bildgebungs- ... der Ursachen entwickelt, die zu komplexen ... aufrechterhalten, hat den Abschluss einer zusätzlichen ...
(Date:9/30/2014)... DIEGO , Sept. 30, 2014   ... developing a minimally invasive real-time 3D Cardiac Chamber Imaging ... that cause and / or sustain complex cardiac arrhythmias, ... $26.2M financing to continue developing its imaging/mapping system as ... The financing will allow Acutus Medical to complete work ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Persistency is Low for Late-Stage Anemic CKD Non-Dialysis Patients Treated with Erythropoiesis-Stimulating Agents 2Persistency is Low for Late-Stage Anemic CKD Non-Dialysis Patients Treated with Erythropoiesis-Stimulating Agents 3Acutus Medical, Inc. schließt zusätzliche Finanzierungsrunde Serie B über 26,2 Mio. USD ab, um Portfolio-Erweiterung zu finanzieren 2Acutus Medical, Inc. schließt zusätzliche Finanzierungsrunde Serie B über 26,2 Mio. USD ab, um Portfolio-Erweiterung zu finanzieren 3Acutus Medical, Inc. Completes Additional $26.2M Series B Financing to Fund Portfolio Expansion 2Acutus Medical, Inc. Completes Additional $26.2M Series B Financing to Fund Portfolio Expansion 3
... Water Street Healthcare Partners , a strategic private equity ... it has acquired MarketLab, Inc.  Water Street,s ... specialty healthcare distribution sector.  The acquisition expands Water Street,s ... life sciences, medical devices and services to 13. ...
... -- Dehaier Medical Systems Ltd. (NASDAQ: ... in the development, assembly, marketing and sale of medical ... that it was granted three new patents by State ... ("SIPO"). The patent awards were related to the design ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Water Street Healthcare Partners Acquires MarketLab, Inc. 2Water Street Healthcare Partners Acquires MarketLab, Inc. 3Dehaier Strengthens Intellectual Property Portfolio 2Dehaier Strengthens Intellectual Property Portfolio 3
The DSL-05-01-MEM Measles IgM Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay (ELISA) kit provides materials for the determination of IgM-class antibodies to Measles virus in human serum. This assay is intended fo...
... determines osmolality at room temperature with the ... get are cryoscopic artifacts due to high ... interfere with freezing point determinations. The superbly ... Vapro osmometer has a much broader range ...
Rapid assay, results in 1 hours,Range 20-800 ng/mL; sensitivity 2.5 ng/mL,Can be used for animal sera; requires extraction protocol and steroid free serum...
... IMMULITE 2000 assays ... with the IMMULITE 2000, ... access immunoassay analyzer. IMMULITE ... through centralization, and a ...
Medicine Products: