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Where's the Evidence?Debates in Modern Medicine$
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William A. Silverman

Print publication date: 1999

Print ISBN-13: 9780192630889

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2009

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192630889.001.0001

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Pain control in neonates

Pain control in neonates

(p.106) 26 Pain control in neonates
Where's the Evidence?

William A. Silverman

Oxford University Press

This chapter presents a 1994 commentary about pain control for infants. It considers a study that compared the use of conventional anesthesia and a new regimen (conventional anesthesia plus intravenous fentanyl — an analgesic drug) for preterm infants undergoing ligation of a patent ductus. The results of the study focused public attention on the need to question long-accepted anesthetic practices for small neonates.

Keywords:   neonates, infants, anesthesia, patient care

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