Topical anaesthesia for needle-related pain in newborn infants
Editorial Group: Cochrane Neonatal Group
Published Online: 31 JAN 2013
Assessed as up-to-date: 21 NOV 2012
Copyright © 2013 The Cochrane Collaboration. Published by John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
How to Cite
Foster JP, Taylor C, Bredemeyer SL. Topical anaesthesia for needle-related pain in newborn infants (Protocol). Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2013, Issue 1. Art. No.: CD010331. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD010331.
- Publication Status: New
- Published Online: 31 JAN 2013
This is the protocol for a review and there is no abstract. The objectives are as follows:
Compare the topical anaesthetics amethocaine (Ametop) and EMLA in terms of anaesthetic efficacy and safety in newborn term or preterm infants requiring an invasive procedure involving puncture of skin and other tissues with a needle.
We will compare the effects of each topical anaesthetic in the following subgroups of patients:
- gestational age at birth (term infants 37 weeks' gestation and above); preterm infants (29 to 36 weeks' gestation); very preterm infants (< 29 weeks' gestation);
- type of infants (e.g. healthy newborn infants (e.g. those in the normal newborn nursery vs. sick infants in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU)).