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Measurement of pain-like response to various NICU stimulants for high-risk infants.

Authors
Type
Published Article
Journal
Early Human Development
0378-3782
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
Volume
83
Issue
4
Pages
255–262
Identifiers
PMID: 16854537
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Full-term infants tended to express more distinct pain-like responses to invasive procedures or direct contacts than premature infants did. However, PIPP may be more sensitive to evaluate the negative effects of environmental auditory stimulants, particularly for premature infants receiving neonatal intensive care. Further study to refine these instruments may increase the clinical feasibility of pain measurements in high-risk infants.

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