Assessment of cooling effect on neonatal pain during heel prick blood sampling: a-randomized clinical trial

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Background: Heel prick blood sampling is a painful and stressful procedure performed in NICUs (Neonatal Intensive Care Unit) to collect blood samples for some diagnostic laboratory tests. The local cold is a simple, effective and safe analgesia in newborns. Due to the side effects of pharmacological methods of analgesia and also the relative impact of non… (More)

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