Does parenchymal brain injury affect biobehavioral pain responses in very low birth weight infants at 32 weeks' postconceptional age?

Tim F Oberlander, Ruth E Grunau, Colleen Fitzgerald, Michael F Whitfield

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Abstract

Children with neurologic impairments have shown diminished pain response compared with control subjects; however, it remains unclear what mechanisms underlie this response or when it develops. If this were also true with premature infants who undergo neonatal intensive care, then infants with parenchymal brain injury (PBI) would be at increased risk of underrecognition and undertreatment of procedural pain. The purpose of this study was to determine whether infants with PBI display altered responses to acute procedural pain at 32 weeks' postconceptional age (PCA), compared with control subjects.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)570-6
Number of pages7
JournalPediatrics
Volume110
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2002

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