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Year : 2014  |  Volume : 9  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 1-6

Procedural sedation and analgesia in pediatric patients


1 Department of Anesthesiology, Sanjay Gandhi Post Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India
2 Department of Anesthesiology, Fortis Memorial Research Institute, Gurgaon, Haryana, India

Correspondence Address:
Charu Mahajan
Department of Anesthesiology, Sanjay Gandhi Post Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh
India
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DOI: 10.4103/1817-1745.131469

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A spectrum of conditions requires sedation and analgesia in pediatric population. Ineffective treatment of pain may result in physiological and behavioral responses that can adversely affect the developing nociceptive system. The recognition of pain in children can be facilitated by different pain scales. This article reviews the procedural sedation and analgesia (PSA) practices in children along with pharmacology of the drugs used for this purpose.






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