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Table 3 Analgesic and sedative drugs and their potential side effects, before (Control) and after (Intervention) inclusion of the pain and discomfort module

From: Implementation of a neonatal pain management module in the computerized physician order entry system

  Control Intervention  
  n = 53 n = 69 p
Patients with sedatives or analgesics, n (%) 35 (66) 52 (76) 0.23
Sufentanil, μg/kg/hr 0.16 (0.1) 0.16 (0.08) 1
Midazolam, μg/kg/hr 31 (18) 47 (45) 0.016
Fluid bolus and/or vasoactive drugs, n (%) 10 (19) 13 (19) 1
Preventive treatment of WS, n (%) 20 (38) 20 (29) 0.46
  1. Data are means (SD) or numbers (n) and percentages. WS, withdrawal syndrome.