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Drugs are widely used for the comfort/palliative care after withdrawal of intensive treatment in the neonates.1 ,2 Analgesics and sedatives are commonly used and outside UK, neuromuscular blockers (NMB) are also administered.3 The adverse effects of these drugs, which can be life limiting, can cause apprehensions among members of the clinical team. Guidelines published by Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (RCPCH) views the use of sedatives (Opioids) as a benefit …
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