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Title Neonatal pain : suffering, pain, and risks of brain damage in the fetus and newborn / Giuseppe Buonocore, Carlo V. Bellieni, editors ; foreword by Ignacio Carrasco de Paula
Published Milan ; New York : Springer, [2008]
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Description 1 online resource (xv, 169 pages) : illustrations
Contents Front Matter; Introduction: Pain and Suffering from the Womb Onwards?; Gonadal Hormones and Pain Modulation; Stress and Pregnancy: CRF as Biochemical Marker; Pain Control During Labour; Ultrasound and Fetal Stress: Study of the Fetal Blink-Startle Reflex Evoked by Acoustic Stimuli; Prenatal Affective Exchanges and Their Subsequent Effects in Postnatal Life; Pain in the Fetus; New Insights into Prenatal Stress: Immediate and Long-Term Effects on the Fetus and Their Timing; Pain Assessment and Spectral Analysis of Neonatal Crying; Analgesic Procedures in Newborns; Nonpharmacological Treatment of Neonatal Pain; Sensory Saturation: An Analgesic Method; Pharmacologic Analgesia in the Newborn; Physical Stress Risk Agents in Incubators; Neonatal Stressors; New Insights into Neonatal Hypersensitivity; From the Gate-Control Theory to Brain Programs for Neonatal Pain; Disclosure of Pathology to the Newborn's Family; Communication of Diagnosis: Pain and Grief in the Experience of Parents of Children with a Congenital Malformation; Invest in Prenatal Life: a High-Yield Stock; Back Matter
Summary "Until the 1980s it was denied that fetuses and neonates feel pain. With the advent of a deeper understanding of the pathophysiology and new diagnostic tools, the last 30 years have seen great developments in this field, but the treatment of neonatal and fetal pain is still a controversial issue and a central topic, not only in specialties directly concerned with it, but also in bioethics. Some important issues are still under investigation. When does pain perception appear? Is it ethical to cure fetal pain? Does fetal pain have consequences for the developing brain? Can a fetus suffer?" "This volume aims to give an overview of current knowledge in the field. An international team of specialists has been assembled to evaluate neonatal and fetal pain from various points of view - neurological, pediatric, gynecological, anesthesiological - and with regard to possible consequences of pain (including psychological) for the brain." "This book will be a resource for neonatologists, and other professionals involved in this field, and for postgraduate students in all disciplines."--Jacket
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Fetus.
Newborn infants.
Pain in infants.
Pain Management.
Pain -- complications.
Brain Damage, Chronic.
Fetal Diseases.
Infant, Newborn, Diseases.
Form Electronic book
Author Bellieni, Carlo Valerio.
Buonocore, Giuseppe.
LC no. 2007938688
ISBN 1281216569
8847007313 (paper)
9788847007314 (paper)