Effectiveness of sucrose analgesia in newborns undergoing painful medical procedures.

  title={Effectiveness of sucrose analgesia in newborns undergoing painful medical procedures.},
  author={Anna Taddio and Vibhuti Shah and Rebecca Hancock and Ryan W. Smith and Derek Stephens and Eshetu G Atenafu and Joseph Beyene and Gideon Koren and Bonnie Stevens and Joel Katz},
  journal={CMAJ : Canadian Medical Association journal = journal de l'Association medicale canadienne},
  volume={179 1},
BACKGROUND Sucrose is widely used to manage procedural pain in term newborns despite a lack of evidence of its effectiveness for different procedures and infant populations. Our objectives were to evaluate the effectiveness and safety of sucrose in newborns undergoing various medical procedures within 2 days of birth. METHODS We performed a double-blind, randomized controlled trial. We included newborns (>or= 36 weeks gestation) of diabetic mothers and nondiabetic mothers. Each newborn… CONTINUE READING


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