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Babies in pain

BMJ 1999; 319 doi: (Published 27 November 1999) Cite this as: BMJ 1999;319:1444
  1. Douglas Carnall (
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    Assessment of neonatal pain is difficult, yet its control is important because, untreated, it has both short term and long term negative effects. This week a randomised controlled trial adds further weight to the evidence that a dummy and a sweet solution are both good treatments for pain after painful interventions in infants. This evidence …

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