Tag Archives: Analgesia

Pain control for intubation by trainees

Because of my research interest in premedication for endotracheal intubation I have been asked several times to talk to groups about the subject, I have often been asked whether intubations by trainees should be premedicated, because their risk of failed … Continue reading

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Doing research using Youtube

When my kids went to have their immunizations we took some sucrose solution with us to the hospital (don’t ask me how we came to have sucrose solution, its a secret) and were ready to either have the immunizations done … Continue reading

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Waving your hands around is not analgesic! Who’d have thought…

Really, who’d have thought it was worth testing. I have a lot of respect for several of the authors of this trial, but I can’t for the life of me understand why they did this study. Celeste Johnston, Marsha Campbell-Yeo, … Continue reading

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Pain, still bad for you

Roofthooft DWE, Simons SHP, Anand KJS, Tibboel D, van Dijk M: Eight years later, are we still hurting newborn infants. Neonatology 2014, 105(3):218-226. The answer is yes, but much less! In this study from a single hospital in Rotterdam with … Continue reading

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Does being ventilated hurt? It depends who you ask

Ruth Guinsburg is a neonatologist in Sao Paulo who has been super-productive, especially in the area of pain control in the newborn. Her latest is an interesting comparison of how caregivers and parents rate pain in infants on ventilators. Elias … Continue reading

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Drug approval in neonates; what to do? and what is this dexmedetty stuff?

Most of the drugs that we routinely use in neonatology do not have a specific license for neonatal use. This is true I think in every jurisdiction around the world, the USA, Canada, Australia, and Europe, but I don’t know … Continue reading

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Preterm twins seem to care for one another

There has been a lot of talk about co-bedding twins in the NICU, but relatively little research. I was involved in an RCT of co-bedding in preterm twins, looking at responses to painful stimuli (67 pars of twins were recruited). … Continue reading

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