Are you missing your child’s pain?

November 04, 2011
Dr. Zeev Kain and patient

IN THE NEWS: UC Irvine’s Dr. Zeev Kain tells CNN that children’s pain is often undermedicated, whether that pain is from a broken bone or after a surgery.

A study out last week in The Journal of Pediatric Surgery reported that 13 percent of children had pain that lingered for months after surgeries such as appendectomies.

“Children are not being given enough pain medication, and they’re suffering needlessly,” says Kain, senior author of the study and a pediatric anesthesiologist at the University of California, Irvine.

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