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Welcome to the Society for Pediatric Pain Medicine (SPPM), a Society organized within the Society for Pediatric Anesthesia.  The SPPM concept originated with directors and key leaders of acute and chronic pediatric pain medicine programs, who believed there was a need for a new society because of rapid advancement of highly specialized knowledge in the field, a great increase in the numbers of patients, and strong desire for collaboration and advocacy for infants, children, and adolescents with painful conditions.

Question of the Month July 2017

According to a study by Ivani and colleagues, the optimum concentration of levobupivacaine at 1 ml/kg in a single shot caudal without any additive was 0.2%. What advantage did the 0.2% concentration have over the 0.25% concentration? Was there any impact on analgesia duration?

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