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
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).
The first author, Denise Harrison was supported by an Australian Postgraduate Award and Trainee Research Scholarship through the Murdoch Childrens Research Institute at the time this study was conducted.