Assessment and management of pain in infants.

  title={Assessment and management of pain in infants.},
  author={Preethy Joseph Mathew and Joseph L Mathew},
  journal={Postgraduate medical journal},
  volume={79 934},
Infants, including newborn babies, experience pain similarly and probably more intensely than older children and adults. They are also at risk of adverse long term effects on behaviour and development, through inadequate attention towards pain relief in early life. However, the issue of analgesia in young babies has been largely neglected in most clinical settings, despite subjecting them to painful diagnostic and therapeutic procedures. Several therapeutic and preventive strategies, including… CONTINUE READING

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