Skin-to-skin contact and/or oral 25% dextrose for procedural pain relief for term newborn infants.

@article{Chermont2009SkintoskinCA,
  title={Skin-to-skin contact and/or oral 25% dextrose for procedural pain relief for term newborn infants.},
  author={Aurimery Gomes Chermont and Luis F{\'a}bio Magno Falc{\~a}o and Eduardo Henrique Laurindo de Souza Silva and Rita de C{\'a}ssia Xavier Balda and Ruth Guinsburg},
  journal={Pediatrics},
  year={2009},
  volume={124 6},
  pages={e1101-7}
}
OBJECTIVE The goal was to compare the efficacy of oral 25% dextrose treatment and/or skin-to-skin contact for analgesia in term newborns during intramuscular injection of a hepatitis B vaccine. METHODS A prospective, randomized, partially blinded, clinical trial was performed with 640 healthy term newborns. Infants at 12 to 72 hours of life were assigned randomly to receive an intramuscular injection of hepatitis B vaccine in the right thigh according to 4 analgesia groups, that is, no… CONTINUE READING