Evid Based Nurs 1:74 doi:10.1136/ebn.1.3.74
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Review: sucrose reduces crying during painful procedures in newborn infants

Proportion of time newborn infants spent crying during 3 minutes after a painful procedure

Solution and dosage Sample size Percentage of time spent crying 95% CI
Water 95 63.3 40.1 to 86.4
Sucrose 0.18 g 16 77.3 52.8 to 91.2
Sucrose 0.24 g 73 38.0 22.4 to 53.6
Sucrose 0.48g or 0.50 g 72 23.6 12.0 to 34.7
Sucrose 1.0 g 15 25.0 9.9 to 50.3

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