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Effect of oral glucose and the response to pain in the term neonate

Askarpour, S. and Dehdashtian, M. and Marashi, S. (2007) Effect of oral glucose and the response to pain in the term neonate. Pakistan Journal of Medical Sciences, 23 (5). pp. 733-735. ISSN 1682024X (ISSN)

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Objective: If neonates are exposed to severe pain or long duration pain stimulus, it may increase morbidity. Infants who experienced pain during neonatal period, will response intermittently to pain during next painful events. In the newborn and young infants who have undergone painful minor surgery, oral sucrose will provide safe way to analgesia. The aim of this study was to evaluate effect of oral glucose on the reduction of pain in neonates. Methodology: All of the neonates aged 2-10 days and weighted>2500gm who were admitted for phototherapy and bilirubin and were not in the range of exchange, were included in this study. This study was carried out in department of neonatology of Abuzar Children Hospital and Imam Khomeini hospital. One hundred eight neonates were included. Each neonate was fed through a syringe every 30 minutes with 2ml of distilled water, D/W10, D/W20, D/W50 on the anterior portion of the tongue. Immediately, a lancet was injected into the heel of neonate and changes in the face and crying was recorded for three minutes after injection. Wong criteria was used for assessment of changes in the face and crying. The type of this study was Quasi-experimental and Fischer- exact test was used for data analysis. Results: From 108 neonates who were fed with distilled water, D/W 10, D/W20 and D/W50; 1(0.9), 41(28),101(93.5), and 106(98.1) showed decreased pain sensation respectively. Conclusion: The results of this study revealed that oral glucose is the safe analgesic agent and is recommended for use in the neonatology ward before painful procedure.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Analgesia Neonates Oral glucose Pain bilirubin glucose water analgesic activity article birth weight crying data analysis Fisher exact test glucose intake heel human major clinical study newborn nociception pain assessment pediatric hospital phototherapy quasi experimental study syringe tongue
Subjects: R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Medicine, Health and Life Sciences
Depositing User: مهندس مهدی شریفی
Last Modified: 01 Jun 2018 13:14

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