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Morphine analgesia and gastrointestinal morbidity in preterm infants: secondary results from the NEOPAIN trial
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    Help for GI slowing by morphine?

    Opiate drugs can affect the function of the gastrointestinal tract of premature babies, as confirmed by Menon et al. A new development in palliative care medicine may someday help us with this problem.

    Methylnaltrexone is an opiate antagonist that does not cross the blood-brain barrier. In theory, giving methylnaltrexone along with opiates would allow the opiates to give the desired analgesia while maintaining...

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