Sweet tasting solutions for reduction of needle-related procedural pain in children aged one to 16 years.

  title={Sweet tasting solutions for reduction of needle-related procedural pain in children aged one to 16 years.},
  author={Denise Harrison and Janet T Yamada and Thomasin Adams-Webber and Arne Ohlsson and Joseph Beyene and Bonnie Stevens},
  journal={The Cochrane database of systematic reviews},
BACKGROUND Large numbers of studies have shown that oral sucrose or glucose, with or without non-nutritive sucking given prior to painful procedures result in a significant reduction in behavioral pain responses during or following painful procedures compared with placebo, no treatment or non-nutritive sucking alone, in newborns and infants up to 12 months of age. It is not known if these pain-reducing effects exist for older infants and children one year to 16 years of age. OBJECTIVES To… CONTINUE READING
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