Chronic Pediatric Pain in Low- and Middle-Income Countries
AbstractChronic pain is a serious health concern and potentially debilitating condition, leading to anxiety, depression, reduced productivity and functionality, and poor quality of life. This condition can be even more detrimental and incapacitating in the pediatric patient population. In low- and middle-income countries (LMICs), pain services are often inadequate or unavailable, leaving most of the world’s pediatric population with chronic pain untreated. Many of these children in LMICs are suffering without treatment, and often die in pain. Awareness and advocacy for this population must be prioritized. We reviewed the available literature on the chronic pediatric pain burden in LMICs, barriers to treatments, and current efforts to treat these patients. View Full-Text
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Walters, C.B.; Kynes, J.M.; Sobey, J.; Chimhundu-Sithole, T.; McQueen, K.A.K. Chronic Pediatric Pain in Low- and Middle-Income Countries. Children 2018, 5, 113.
Walters CB, Kynes JM, Sobey J, Chimhundu-Sithole T, McQueen KAK. Chronic Pediatric Pain in Low- and Middle-Income Countries. Children. 2018; 5(9):113.Chicago/Turabian Style
Walters, Camila B.; Kynes, J. M.; Sobey, Jenna; Chimhundu-Sithole, Tsitsi; McQueen, K. A.K. 2018. "Chronic Pediatric Pain in Low- and Middle-Income Countries." Children 5, no. 9: 113.
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