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2020 Jul 28

Lancet Child Adolesc Health

Development of locally relevant clinical guidelines for procedure-related neonatal analgesic practice in Kenya: a systematic review and meta-analysis.


Wade C, Frazer J S, Qian E, Davidson LM, Dash S, Te Water Naudé A, Ramakrishan R, Aluvaala J, Lakhoo K, English M
Lancet Child Adolesc Health. 2020 Jul 28.
PMID: 32735783.


Background Increasing numbers of neonates are undergoing painful procedures in low-income and middle-income countries, with adequate analgesia seldom used. In collaboration with a multi-disciplinary team in Kenya, we aimed to establish the first evidence-based guidelines for the management of routine procedure-related neonatal pain that consider low-resource hospital settings.