Efficacy of sucrose to reduce pain in premature infants during eye examinations for retinopathy of prematurity.

@article{Gal2005EfficacyOS,
  title={Efficacy of sucrose to reduce pain in premature infants during eye examinations for retinopathy of prematurity.},
  author={Peter Gal and Grace E. Kissling and William A. Young and Kimberly K Dunaway and Virginia A Marsh and Susan M Jones and Dawn H Shockley and Nicole L Weaver and Rita Q. Carlos and James Laurence Ransom},
  journal={The Annals of pharmacotherapy},
  year={2005},
  volume={39 6},
  pages={1029-33}
}
BACKGROUND Eye examinations for retinopathy of prematurity (ROP) are painful to the neonate. The use of topical anesthetic for eye examinations to evaluate ROP is routine in our neonatal intensive care unit (NICU), but does not completely suppress painful responses. Sweet solutions have been shown to reduce procedural pain in newborns. OBJECTIVE To examine whether the addition of sucrose 24% to topical anesthetic improves procedural pain control during the ROP eye examination. METHODS… CONTINUE READING

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