Neonatal Analgesia
Towards an Integrated Approach

By Karel Allegaert
Acta Biomedica Lovaniensia, No. 350
November 2005
Leuven University Press
ISBN: 905867505X
146 pages, Illustrated, 6” x 9 ½”
$85.00 Paper Original

This is a Ph.D. thesis. Treatment of pain in preterm and term infants became a major issue since the landmark observations of Anand who documented that adequate analgesia decreased mortality and morbidity in preterm neonates who underwent surgery for ligation of a patent ductus arteriosus.

Although recognition and treatment of pain therefore are nowadays important indicators of quality of care delivered to neonates, population-specific difficulties have to be considered.

Assessment of Pain in Neonates
Developmental Pharmacology of Analgesics and Sedatives in Neonates
Prevention of Pain
General Discussion


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