Pain

CHEO is a world leader in pediatric pain research. Research conducted by CHEO and CHEO RI staff include development and testing of pain assessment tools, pain prevalence studies, systematic reviews of pain interventions in infants and children, randomized controlled trials of pain management interventions, and knowledge translation studies concerning improving pain management in hospitalized infants and children.

Research Projects

  1. Cannabis use for therapeutic purposes by children and youth at a tertiary teaching hospital in Canada: A retrospective chart review

    02/03/2020

    Medically supervised cannabis use occurred most often in patients with intractable or refractory seizures. According to these data, seizure response is variable, and initial decreases may be transient for pediatric patients using cannabis. To ensure greater consistency and rigour in the conduct of prospective research and thus to generate better-quality research on the therapeutic effects of medical cannabis, development of a standardized care record is needed.

  2. The Accuracy of Prevalent Vertebral Fracture Detection in Children Using Targeted Case‐Finding Approaches

    01/11/2019

    Back pain was assessed by patient report, LS BMD was measured by dual‐energy X‐ray absorptiometry, and PVF were quantified on spine radiographs using the modified Genant semiquantitative method. Forty‐four patients (11.0%) had PVF.

Researchers

  1. Maala Bhatt

    Investigator, CHEO Research Institute

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  2. Christina Vadeboncoeur

    Investigator, CHEO Research Institute

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  3. Régis Vaillancourt

    Investigator, CHEO Research Institute

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  4. Leanne Ward

    Senior Scientist, CHEO Research Institute

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Family Leaders

  1. Angie Hamson

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  2. Bina Sharma

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  3. Carly Haydt

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  4. Dasa Farthing

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  5. Ellen Song

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  6. Iryna Coulter

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  7. Jessica Hay

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  8. Julie Keon

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  9. Kieran Peacock

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  10. Laurie Woodward

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  11. Linda Lefebvre

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  12. Mairead Green

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  13. Mariann Michael

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  14. Megan Gibbs

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  15. Michel Laplante

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  16. Natasha Baechler

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  17. Samantha Bellefeuille

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