Background: Sick preterm and term neonates experience many daily painful procedures during stay in neonatal intensive care units. Recognition and treatment of pain in these babies remains a challenge.
Oral sucrose is the most studied pain intervention in newborn Aim: This study attempted to compare the efficacy and safety of the analgesic effect of different concentrations of sucrose in minor painful neonatal procedures such as heel pricks, intravenous insertion, and wound care, suctioning and bladder catheterization
Methods: A total of 90 newborn babies admitted to El Shatby neonatal intensive care unit were included in this study [gestational age above 34 weeks] undergoing minor painful procedures such as arterial puncture, heel pricks, venous puncture and intravenous insertion Conclusion: Sucrose is safe and effective for reducing procedural pain from single events. Further investigation on repeated administration of sucrose in neonates and the use of sucrose in combination with other non-pharmacological and pharmacological interventions is needed. Sucrose use in extremely preterm, unstable and ventilated [or a combination of these] neonates needs to be addressed
Mohamed T. Abdel Latif ,Bahaa S. Hammad ,Amany S. Abo Eldahab ,
Comparison of effectiveness and safety of different concentration of sucrose analgesia in newborn infants undergoing minor painful procedures,
Bull. Natl. Nutr. Inst. Arab Rep. Egypt. 2015;
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