Variability in pain expression characteristics in former preterm infants.

@article{Allegaert2005VariabilityIP,
  title={Variability in pain expression characteristics in former preterm infants.},
  author={Karel Allegaert and Hugo Devlieger and Dominiek Bulckaert and Gunnar Naulaers and Paul Casaer and D Tibboel},
  journal={Journal of perinatal medicine},
  year={2005},
  volume={33 5},
  pages={442-8}
}
OBJECTIVES To document pain expression characteristics in former preterm infants in the first year of life in whom systematic evaluation and treatment of pain was provided. METHODS Data on the Modified Behavioral Pain Scale (MBPS), Visual Analogue Scale (VAS, crying time and heart rate were collected during immunization. The effect of clinical characteristics {postconception and gestational age [PCA], surgery, ventilation, fentanyl, length of stay (LOS)} on bio-behavioral parameters was… CONTINUE READING