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General anaesthesia or conscious sedation for painful procedures in childhood cancer: the family‘s perspective
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    Dear Editor

    We appreciate the comments from Drs Russo et al.[1] Psychological and behavioral therapies are central to paediatrics and should be a part of any pain management program. Several professionals at our institution have a major focus in these areas.

    Our aim is for our families to be well informed and able to choose what is best for their child. An essential part of this is to accurately pre...

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    Pain control during painful procedures: not only pharmachological approaches
    • Giovanna Russo, Associate Professor
    • Other Contributors:
      • Cinzia Favara-Scacco and Milena La Spina

    Dear Editor

    For our Paediatric Haematology Oncology Unit, the opportunity to offer the most appropriate support to children with cancer during painful procedures has always been a fundamental goal to achieve. Your article seems to stretch the value of general anaesthesia (GA) as the most adequate solution. But it is important to take into consideration that many paediatric Oncology Units do not include a surgery roo...

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