Journal article

Postoperative sleep disturbance in pediatric patients using patient-controlled devices (PCA)

JJ Kelly, Susan Donath, Kris Jamsen, GA Chalkiadis

PEDIATRIC ANESTHESIA | BLACKWELL PUBLISHING | Published : 2006

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Sleep disturbance has not been well quantified in pediatric postoperative management, yet has broad implications in pain management as well as upon the physical and psychological well-being of the young patient admitted for surgery. We aimed to describe sleep disturbance in this population using patient-controlled analgesia (PCA) and then identify the predictors of disturbed sleep. METHODS: A retrospective audit and analysis of sleep disturbance in postoperative pediatric patients using PCA devices were performed in a postoperative surgical ward population of a major tertiary referral center. PCA presses were used as a proxy measure of sleep. The description of the sleep disturba..

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