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Pacemaker and Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator (ICD) Insertion for Children

A child with an arrhythmia may need a pacemaker or an implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD). These devices require a simple surgery to implant. They can increase a slow heartbeat or correct a possibly life threatening fast or chaotic beat.

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Pain Control After Your Child's Surgery

If your child has moderate to severe pain, he or she may receive narcotics during and after surgery. If your child is in the ICU after surgery, he or she may receive sedatives along with pain medicines.

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Pain Management and Children

When a child has cancer or another pain-causing disease, one of his or her greatest fears is pain. Every effort should be made to ease the pain during the treatment process.

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Painful Menstruation

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Palliative Care

Supportive, or palliative, care is care aimed at comfort of the child versus cure and treatment.

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Pancreatitis

Pancreatitis is an inflammation, or swelling, of the pancreas.

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Pap Test for Adolescents

A Pap test, along with a pelvic examination, is an important part of a female's routine health care because it may detect abnormalities that can lead to invasive cancer.

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Paradoxical Vocal Cord Dysfunction (PVCD)

With Paradoxical Vocal Cord Dysfunction (PVCD), the vocal cords close together, or constrict, when a person inhales, leaving only a small opening for air to flow into the windpipe.

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Parasitic Skin Infections

Detailed information on parasitic skin infections, including scabies and lice

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Parenting in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)

In most cases, you can be with your baby in the NICU at any time. The staff of the NICU will give you instructions on special hand-washing techniques before entering the area.

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Patellar Subluxation

A patellar subluxation means that the kneecap has briefly slid out of its normal place in the groove at the center of the bottom end of the thigh bone.

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Patellar Tendinitis

Patellar Tendinitis is inflammation of the patellar tendon located directly below the knee cap.

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Helping Hands Patient Education Materials

Written and illustrated by medical, nursing and allied health professionals at Nationwide Children's Hospital, Helping Hand instructions are intended as a supplement to verbal instructions provided by a medical professional. The information is periodically reviewed and revised to reflect our current practice. However, Nationwide Children's Hospital is not responsible for any consequences resulting from the use or misuse of the information in the Helping Hands.