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31 July 2021
Transition of Pediatric Acute to Chronic Postsurgical Pain
The one-year incidence of pediatric chronic postsurgical pain (CPSP) ranges from 22% to 50% and is associated with considerable morbidity. The mechanisms underlying the transition from pediatric acute to chronic postsurgical pain are not fully understood. Evidence suggests that the transition to chronicity involves a combination of biopsychosocial, behavioral, physiological, and genetic components. Identification of factors that confer a greater or lesser risk of developing pediatric CPSP is an essential step in pain prevention and management. Multidisciplinary preventive approaches to reducing the risk of pediatric CPSP are on the horizon and include early interventions that target pain and related factors before it becomes chronic.
This Special Issue will focus on developmental perspectives on the transition from acute to chronic postsurgical pain. We are seeking high-quality manuscripts on all aspects of pediatric CPSP including basic science, epidemiology, clinical foci, knowledge translation, and policy implications across the developmental lifespan (infancy, childhood, and adolescence).
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Manuscripts consisting of original data, reviews, and theoretical contributions are welcomed.
Manuscripts should be prepared in according to the Canadian Journal of Pain’s Instructions for Authors and submitted through the Manuscript Central Submission Portal. All manuscripts will undergo peer review before a decision about publication is made. The Canadian Journal of Pain is an open-access journal and subject to the Journal’s publication charges. Discounts are available for members of the Canadian Pain Society.