Differential response to pain by very premature neonates.

@article{Johnston1995DifferentialRT,
  title={Differential response to pain by very premature neonates.},
  author={C. Celeste Johnston and Bonnie J. Stevens and Fei Yang and Lindsey Horton},
  journal={Pain},
  year={1995},
  volume={61 3},
  pages={471-9}
}
The ability of very low birth weight (VLBW) premature infants to respond differentially to real versus a sham heelstick conditions was examined in this crossover study. Using a multidimensional assessment of responses of premature infants (n = 48) between 26 and 31 weeks gestational age (GA) at the time of the study, it was found that they respond differentially to real versus sham heelstick both behaviourally and physiologically. The multivariate effect of condition (real/sham) was significant… CONTINUE READING