Special Interest Group on Pain in Childhood
Pediatric Pain Letter

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Deirdre E. Logan, PhD
Children's Hospital Boston
Boston, USA

Associate Editor:
Abbie L. Jordan, PhD
University of Bath
Bath, UK

Copyright © 2023,
Special Interest Group on
Pain in Childhood,
International Association
for the Study of Pain ®,

ISSN 1715-3956

Information appearing in Pediatric Pain Letter is not reviewed by, and is not necessarily endorsed by, the Special Interest Group on Pain in Childhood, nor by IASP ®.

Suggested topics

This is a list of topics that would be appropriate for commentaries published in Pediatric Pain Letter. The list is not exhaustive, commentaries on these topics or others will be considered.

If you are interested in submitting a commentary on one of these topics, or in nominating a topic, please e-mail the Editor, deirdre.logan[at]childrens.harvard.edu (Substitute @ for [at]).

  • Adherence to treatment
  • Alternate drug delivery methods
  • Animal models of pediatric pain syndromes
  • Attitudes to drugs
  • Burn pain
  • Can we deliver pain treatments more inexpensively?
  • Cancer pain management
  • Cancer pain prevalence
  • Changing clinical practice
  • Children's understanding of pain
  • Cognitive behavior therapy in children/adolescents
  • Colic prevalence or treatment
  • Cultural competence in pain treatment
  • Dental pain
  • Distraction
  • Do mothers and fathers react differently to pain in children?
  • Does measurement of pain improve pain management?
  • Effect of puberty
  • Effects of NSAIDS in children
  • Emergency room pain (diagnosis or management)
  • Epidurals for postoperative pain
  • Evidence for the effectiveness of child life specialist services in pain management
  • Fear of pain
  • Fetal pain
  • Hypnosis
  • If we know so much, why are children still in pain? (Changing clinical practice)
  • Individual differences
  • Injection pain
  • Juvenile rheumatoid arthritis
  • Knowledge translation and exchange in pediatric pain
  • Local or topical analgesic toxicity
  • Management of major procedures
  • Measurement in children: behavior, physiology, self report
  • Medication for postoperative pain
  • Memory for pain
  • Menstrual pain (prevalence or management)
  • Nausea from opioids in children
  • Neuropathic pain (not RSD)
  • Pain in cognitively disabled children
  • Pharmacokinetics of opioids in the neonate
  • Physiotherapy in chronic pain
  • Recent topical anesthetics for needle puncture pain: Ametop, Maxilene, iontophoresis, vapocoolant vs EMLA
  • RSD treatment in children
  • Safety of NSAIDS
  • Sexual abuse and pain
  • Sickle cell pain (treatment)
  • Sports as a source of pain
  • TENS
  • Tension headache (prevalence or treatment)
  • Time frame or temporal factors in young children's understanding of pain
  • Transition from post-anesthesia care to ward care: can continuity in pain management be provided?