Journal article

Effect of concomitant opioid analgesics and oral sucrose during heel lancing

Denise Harrison, Peter Loughnan, Elizabeth Manias, Katherine Smith, Linda Johnston

EARLY HUMAN DEVELOPMENT | ELSEVIER IRELAND LTD | Published : 2011

Abstract

A sub-analysis was conducted of data from a study of prolonged use of sucrose for hospitalized infants (N=50 infants) during heel lancing. Results showed that pain responses differed when opioid analgesics were administered concomitantly with sucrose (n=79 pain assessments), than when sucrose was administered alone (n=364 pain assessments).