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Sugaring the Pill Ethics and Uncertainties in the Use of Sucrose for Newborn Infants

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Sucrose is widely used for the management of procedural pain in newborn infants, including capillary blood sampling, venepuncture, and vascular cannulation. Multiple randomized controlled trials have demonstrated that sweet-tasting solutions reduce behavioral responses to acute painful stimuli. It has been claimed that sucrose should be a standard of care in neonatal units and that further placebo-controlled trials of sucrose are unnecessary and unethical. However, recently published data cas...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, HUM, Philosophy, Philosophy Postholders
Role:
Author
Journal:
ARCHIVES OF PEDIATRICS and ADOLESCENT MEDICINE
Volume:
166
Issue:
7
Pages:
629-633
Publication date:
2012-07-05
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EISSN:
1538-3628
ISSN:
1072-4710
URN:
uuid:90b6fb4b-e890-45c6-b183-20118737f28c
Source identifiers:
314572
Local pid:
pubs:314572
Language:
English

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