Coming next month in JACS and online now: Who hurts more? A multicenter prospective study of in-hospital opioid use in pediatric trauma patients in the Midwest

Carlos A. Pelaez, MD, FACS; Jonathan W. Davis, PhD; Sarah K. Spilman, MA; and colleagues report in the October issue of the Journal of the American College of Surgeons (JACS) that most pediatric trauma patients received an opioid in the first 48 hours of hospitalization, although prevalence and exposure varied by age, injury, and acuity. Aggressive pain management can be appropriate for injured pediatric patients; however, study results indicate areas for improvement, specifically for children with minor injuries and those receiving excessive opioid amounts.

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