Preterm neonates experience a large number of painful procedures during their stay in the neonatal intensive care units (NICUs) and these procedures are often not accompanied by satisfactory analgesia. Peripherally inserted central catheter (PICC) insertion is a painful intervention employed recurrently to provide a secure venous access.
The aim of this study was to determine whether 25% oral glucose or EMLA cream was a better strategy for controlling pain in preterm neonates undergoing PICC insertion.

Authors : Juliana de Oliveira Marcatto, Paula C B Vasconcelos, Claudirene Milagres Araújo, Eduardo Carlos Tavares, Yerkes Pereira e Silva

Correspondence to Juliana de Oliveira Marcatto, Rua Guilherme de Almeida 435, Apto 102, Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais 30350230, Brazil;

This study was conducted with the approval of the Research Ethics Committee of Neonatal Division of the Hospital of the Federal University of Minas Gerais and Neonatal Division of Julia Kubitschek Hospital in the city of Belo Horizonte, Brazil.


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