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Analgesics, sedatives and neuromuscular blockers as part of end-of-life decisions in Dutch NICUs
  1. I A Laing,
  2. C Piyasena
  1. Neonatal Unit, Simpson Centre for Reproductive Health, Royal Infi rmary of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, UK
  1. Correspondence to Dr I A Laing, Neonatal Unit, Simpson Centre for Reproductive Health, Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh, Edinburgh EH16 4SA, UK; ian.laing{at}luht.scot.nhs.uk

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Verhagen et al1 describe the use of analgesics, sedatives and neuromuscular blockers (NMBs) during reorientation of care to compassionate measures in Groningen, the Netherlands. The authors draw attention to the fact that NMBs were used in 16% of such events. In some cases, NMBs were used to eliminate gasping after the …

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