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Table 3 Type of analgesia and sedation, and their mode of administration by gestational age group

From: Sedation and analgesia practices at Italian neonatal intensive care units: results from the EUROPAIN study

  Total
n = 422
24–32 GA
n = 162
33–42 GA
n = 260
P
  N. % N. % N. %  
Use of analgesia and/or sedation 149 35.3 87 53.7 62 23.8 0.001
Mode of A/S administration  
Bolus only 54 36.2 37 42.5 17 27.4 0.1671
Continuous only 34 22.8 18 20.7 16 25.8
Bolus + continous 61 40.9 32 36.8 29 46.8
Type of drugs  
Fentanyl a 131 31.0 80 49.4 51 19.6 < .0001
Morphine a 11 2.6 3 1.9 8 3.1 0.5424
Midazolama 38 9.0 15 9.3 23 8.9 0.8854
Paracetamol 14 3.3 9 5.6 5 1.9 0.0427
Neuromuscular blocker 7 1.7 3 1.9 4 1.5 1.0000
  1. acontinous and/or bolus administration in all three ventilation groups