The analgesic effect of sucrose in full term infants: a randomised controlled trial.

@article{Haouari1995TheAE,
  title={The analgesic effect of sucrose in full term infants: a randomised controlled trial.},
  author={Noureddine Haouari and Craig Wood and Garth Griffiths and Malcolm Levene},
  journal={BMJ},
  year={1995},
  volume={310 6993},
  pages={1498-500}
}
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the effects of different sucrose concentrations on measures of neonatal pain. DESIGN Randomised, double blind, placebo controlled trial of sterile water (control) or one of three solutions of sucrose--namely, 12.5%, 25%, and 50% wt/vol. SETTING Postnatal ward. PATIENTS 60 healthy infants of gestational age 37-42 weeks and postnatal age 1-6 days randomised to receive 2 ml of one of the four solutions on to the tongue two minutes before heel prick sampling for serum… CONTINUE READING