Dr. Zeev Kain to lead study on reducing surgical anxiety in children

April 26, 2011

IN THE NEWS: OC Metro reports that Dr. Zeev Kain, professor of anesthesiology and perioperative care at UC Irvine, will use a $3.2 million National Institutes of Health grant to lead a research study on reducing surgical anxiety and pain in children.

“Some 4 million children undergo surgery in the U.S. each year, and up to 65 percent of them experience significant anxiety and distress before surgery,” said Kain. “Not only is this traumatic for these young patients, but it also contributes to increased postoperative pain and delayed hospital discharge.”

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