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Pain and preterm infant

Jitendranath Murmu, Kannan Venkatnarayan, Rajeev Kumar Thapar, Shubash Chandra Shaw, Shamsher Singh Dalal
AIM: Research on alternative female Kangaroo care (KC) has been hampered by high maternal refusal rates. We assessed the efficacy of Kangaroo mother care (KMC), alternative KC provided by other postpartum mothers and swaddling for post procedural pain relief in preterm babies. METHODS: The study was carried out in a tertiary armed forces hospital, where mothers did not have support from other female relatives and other postpartum mothers agreed to act as alternative female KC providers...
December 17, 2016: Acta Paediatrica
Manabu Ogoyama, Hironori Takahashi, Yukako Kobayashi, Rie Usui, Shigeki Matsubara
A primiparous pregnant woman in remission of myositis suffered very acute-onset ritodrine-induced rhabdomyolysis. At 29 gestational weeks, ritodrine was administered for threatened preterm labor. Just 3 h later, she complained of severe limb muscle pain, with serum creatinine phosphokinase elevated to 32 019 U/L and myoglobinuria. The muscle pain disappeared immediately after ceasing administration of ritodrine. At 31 weeks, premature rupture of the membranes occurred, necessitating cesarean section, yielding a baby with weak tonus, and the presence of infantile muscle diseases was suspected...
December 17, 2016: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Research
Mengying Chen, Dongqing Xia, Cuiting Min, Xiaoke Zhao, Yinhua Chen, Li Liu, Xiaonan Li
Preterm birth is a major health issue. As part of their life-saving care, most preterm infants require hospitalization and are inevitably exposed to repetitive skin-breaking procedures. The long-term effects of neonatal repetitive pain on cognitive and emotional behaviors involving hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis function in young and adult rats are unknown. From P8 to P85, mechanical hypersensitivity of the bilateral hindpaws was observed in the Needle group (P < 0.001). Compared with the Tactile group, the Needle group took longer to find the platform on P30 than on P29 (P = 0...
December 14, 2016: Scientific Reports
Elizabeth R Moore, Nils Bergman, Gene C Anderson, Nancy Medley
BACKGROUND: Mother-infant separation post birth is common. In standard hospital care, newborn infants are held wrapped or dressed in their mother's arms, placed in open cribs or under radiant warmers. Skin-to-skin contact (SSC) begins ideally at birth and should last continually until the end of the first breastfeeding. SSC involves placing the dried, naked baby prone on the mother's bare chest, often covered with a warm blanket. According to mammalian neuroscience, the intimate contact inherent in this place (habitat) evokes neuro-behaviors ensuring fulfillment of basic biological needs...
25, 2016: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
Lina Kurdahi Badr, Taline Demerjian, Tania Daaboul, Hanan Abbas, Mirvat Hasan Zeineddine, Lama Charafeddine
AIM: Playing music during painful procedures has shown inconsistent benefits for preterm infants. This study observed preterm infants during a heel stick procedure to assess whether listening to the music their mothers listened to during pregnancy had any impact on their pain and physiological and behavioural parameters. METHODS: We randomly exposed 42 preterm infants, with a mean gestational age of 31.8 ± 2.79 weeks, to the music their mothers listened to during pregnancy, recorded lullabies and no music, before, during and after a heel stick...
November 24, 2016: Acta Paediatrica
Timothy Disher, Britney Benoit, Celeste Johnston, Marsha Campbell-Yeo
AIMS: The aim of this study was to assess the acceptability of methods that increase trial inclusion in meta-analyses, and the level of evidence for skin-to-skin contact for procedural pain in infants. BACKGROUND: The current Cochrane review of skin-to-skin contact for pain in newborns found it to be an effective intervention, but identified several methodological limitations. DESIGN: Meta-re-analysis METHODS: Trial designs included randomized trials reporting a validated pain assessment tool as a primary outcome including term and pre-term infants undergoing a tissue-breaking painful procedure...
October 12, 2016: Journal of Advanced Nursing
Welcy Cassiano de Oliveira Tobinaga, Cirlene de Lima Marinho, Vera Lucia Barros Abelenda, Paula Morisco de Sá, Agnaldo José Lopes
Background. In the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) environment, preterm newborns are subject to environmental stress and numerous painful interventions. It is known that hydrokinesiotherapy promotes comfort and reduces stress because of the physiological properties of water. Objective. To evaluate the short-term effects of hydrokinesiotherapy on reducing stress in preterm newborns admitted to the NICU. Materials and Methods. Fifteen preterm newborns underwent salivary cortisol measurement, pain evaluation using the Neonatal Infant Pain Scale (NIPS), and heart rate, respiratory rate, and peripheral oxygen saturation measurements before and after the application of hydrokinesiotherapy...
2016: Rehabilitation Research and Practice
Xavier Durrmeyer, Claire Scholer-Lascourrèges, Laurence Boujenah, Pierre Bétrémieux, Olivier Claris, Micheline Garel, Monique Kaminski, Laurence Foix-L'Helias, Laurence Caeymaex
OBJECTIVE: Many extremely preterm neonates die in the delivery room (DR) after decisions to withhold or withdraw life-sustaining treatments or after failed resuscitation. Specific palliative care is then recommended but sparse data exist about the actual management of these dying babies. The objective of this study was to describe the clinical course and management of neonates born between 22 and 26 weeks of gestation who died in the DR in France. DESIGN, SETTING, PATIENTS: Prospective study including neonates, who were liveborn between 22(+0) and 26(+6) weeks of gestation and died in the DR in 2011, among infants included in the EPIPAGE-2 study at the 18 centres participating in this substudy of extremely preterm neonates...
August 16, 2016: Archives of Disease in Childhood. Fetal and Neonatal Edition
Tiffany Field
In this review, massage therapy has been shown to have beneficial effects on varying conditions including prenatal depression, preterm infants, full-term infants, autism, skin conditions, pain syndromes including arthritis and fibromyalgia, hypertension, autoimmune conditions including asthma and multiple sclerosis, immune conditions including HIV and breast cancer and aging problems including Parkinson's and dementia. Although many of the studies have involved comparisons between massage therapy and standard treatment control groups, several have compared different forms of massage (e...
August 2016: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice
Rosario Montirosso, Lorenzo Giusti, Alberto Del Prete, Rinaldo Zanini, Roberto Bellù, Renato Borgatti
BACKGROUND: Preterm birth and Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) stay are early adverse experiences, which may affect health-related quality of life (HRQoL) even in the absence of prematurity-related morbidities. The aim of this multicenter longitudinal study was to examine the relation between quality levels of NICU Developmental Care (DC) and HRQoL at 60 mo in children who were born preterm. METHODS: HRQoL of 102 very preterm (VPT) children from 20 NICUs and 110 full-term controls was assessed using TNO-AZL Preschool Children's Quality of Life Questionnaire (TAPQOL)...
December 2016: Pediatric Research
Jordana A Waxman, Rebecca R Pillai Riddell, Paula Tablon, Louis A Schmidt, Angelina Pinhasov
Background. Cardiovascular indices of pain are pervasive in the hospital setting. However, no prospective research has examined the development of cardiac responses to acutely painful procedures in the first year of life. Objectives. Our main goal was to synthesize existing evidence regarding the development of cardiovascular responses to acutely painful medical procedures over the first year of life in preterm and term born infants. Methods. A systematic search retrieved 6994 articles to review against inclusion criteria...
2016: Pain Research & Management: the Journal of the Canadian Pain Society
Sweta Kumari, Vikram Datta, Harmeet Rehan
AIM: To study the analgesic effect of oral 25% glucose as compared with oral 24% sucrose during heel lance in preterm neonates. METHODS: Stable preterm neonates within first 48 hours of life were randomized to receive either 24% sucrose or 25% glucose before heel lance. Primary outcome assessed was painful response by the Premature Infant Pain Profile (PIPP) score at 30 seconds after heel lance, and the secondary outcome was immediate adverse events associated with the administration of two solutions and duration of crying immediately following the procedure...
July 18, 2016: Journal of Tropical Pediatrics
Livio Provenzi, Lorenzo Giusti, Monica Fumagalli, Hilarj Tasca, Francesca Ciceri, Giorgia Menozzi, Fabio Mosca, Francesco Morandi, Renato Borgatti, Rosario Montirosso
Very preterm (VPT) infants are hospitalized in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) and exposed to varying levels of skin-breaking procedures (pain-related stress), even in absence of severe clinical conditions. Repeated and prolonged pain exposure may alter hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis reactivity in VPT infants. During the post-discharge period, altered HPA axis reactivity has been documented in response to non-social stressors, using salivary cortisol as a biomarker. However, little is known about the effects of NICU pain-related stress on subsequent HPA axis reactivity to socio-emotional stress in infants...
October 2016: Psychoneuroendocrinology
Katrine Rørbæk Knøsgaard, David John Richard Foster, Mads Kreilgaard, Eva Sverrisdóttir, Richard Neil Upton, Johannes N van den Anker
Morphine is commonly used for pain management in preterm neonates. The aims of this study were to compare published models of neonatal pharmacokinetics of morphine and its metabolites with a new dataset, and to combine the characteristics of the best predictive models to design a meta-model for morphine and its metabolites in preterm neonates. Moreover, the concentration-analgesia relationship for morphine in this clinical setting was also investigated. A population of 30 preterm neonates (gestational age: 23-32weeks) received a loading dose of morphine (50-100μg/kg), followed by a continuous infusion (5-10μg/kg/h) until analgesia was no longer required...
September 20, 2016: European Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences
Dany Antanios Al Hamod, Smart Zeidan, Ayah Al Bizri, Georges Baaklini, Yolla Nassif
BACKGROUND: Among preterm infants, the peripherally inserted central catheter (PICC) is the standard line for central venous access; however, its placement exposes them to hypothermia and pain. Ultrasound (US)-guided central line insertion may be less morbid than standard PICC line. AIMS: To determine the ease, success rate, and morbidity associated with US-guided central line insertion in the internal jugular vein (IJV) by comparing it to the standard PICC line placement...
May 2016: North American Journal of Medical Sciences
A Milleret, C Bost-Bru, J Bustamante, C Durand, C Recule
Postvaccination osteo-articular mycobacterial infectious disease is a rare and potentially serious complication after Bacillus Calmette-Guérin (BCG) vaccine. We report on a case of a former preterm baby born at 30 weeks of gestation who was vaccinated with BCG Copenhagen strain at 2 months of age. He presented 6 months later with a painful limp, which was found to be a mono-articular osteitis of the right ankle. Histology of the biopsy showed signs of mycobacterial infection and molecular analysis confirmed a BCG infection...
July 2016: Archives de Pédiatrie: Organe Officiel de la Sociéte Française de Pédiatrie
Tarja Pölkki, Anne Korhonen, Ulla Heikkinen, Anna-Kaija Palomaa, Seija Miettinen
UNLABELLED: Theme: Multidisciplinary team working. BACKGROUND: Pain assessment is unsystematic and only few nurses use pain scales in clinical practice. Poor compliance may indicate that scales are often inaccurate to assess specific behavior in vulnerable children. AIMS: The aim was to develop a feasible and sensitive enough pain assessment tool for neonates in close collaboration with clinical staff in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU)...
May 9, 2016: Nursing Children and Young People
Kim Francis
BACKGROUND: Retinopathy of prematurity screenings is considered a painful procedure. Yet, preterm infants 30 weeks of gestation or less or weighing 1500 g or less or between 1500 and 2000 g or greater than 30 weeks of gestation with an unstable course are required to have these examinations until their eyes reach maturity. PURPOSE: A systematic search of the literature was conducted to answer the question "For premature infants undergoing retinal eye examinations, what interventions are the most effective for pain reduction?" METHODS/SEARCH STRATEGY: CINAHL Plus and MEDLINE were searched using the key words: retinopathy of prematurity and pain...
June 2016: Advances in Neonatal Care: Official Journal of the National Association of Neonatal Nurses
Sean M Mooney-Leber, Susanne Brummelte
Advances in neonatal intensive care units (NICUs) have drastically increased the survival chances of preterm infants. However, preterm infants are still exposed to a wide range of stressors during their stay in the NICU, which include painful procedures and reduced maternal contact. The activation of the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis, in response to these stressors during this critical period of brain development, has been associated with many acute and long-term adverse biobehavioral outcomes. Recent research has shown that Kangaroo care, a non-pharmacological analgesic based on increased skin-to-skin contact between the neonate and the mother, negates the adverse outcomes associated with neonatal pain and reduced maternal care, however the biological mechanism remains widely unknown...
May 7, 2016: Neuroscience
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