Neonatal Pain

Suffering, Pain, and Risk of Brain Damage in the Fetus and Newborn

  • Giuseppe Buonocore
  • Carlo Valerio Bellieni

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Delivery and Pain

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Anna Maria Aloisi, Irina Butkevich, Stefano Pieretti
      Pages 3-10
    3. Silvia Vannuccini, Caterina Bocchi, Filiberto Maria Severi, Felice Petraglia
      Pages 11-27
    4. Chiara Benedetto, Marina Zonca, Davide Sturla, Fulvia Borella, Evelina Gollo
      Pages 29-34
  3. Fetal Pain

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 35-35
    2. Caterina Bocchi, Silvia Vannuccini, Filiberto Maria Severi, Carlo Valerio Bellieni, Felice Petraglia
      Pages 37-42
    3. G. Noia, E. Cesari, M. S. Ligato, D. Visconti, M. Tintoni, I. Mappa et al.
      Pages 53-63
    4. Gloria Pelizzo
      Pages 65-73
    5. Kieran J. O’Donnell, Nadja Reissland, Vivette Glover
      Pages 75-85
  4. Neonatal Pain

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 87-87
    2. Jordana Waxman, Jodi Martin, Rebecca Pillai Riddell
      Pages 89-104
    3. C. V. Bellieni, G. Buonocore
      Pages 105-111
    4. Laura Giuntini, Cristina Navarra, Rossella Angotti, Giovanna Amato
      Pages 113-124
    5. C. V. Bellieni, G. Buonocore
      Pages 141-146
    6. A. M. Guadagni, L. Manganozzi
      Pages 147-170
    7. Renata Sisto
      Pages 171-181
  5. Pain: A Risk Factor for Brain Damage

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 183-183
    2. M. Delivoria-Papadopoulos, P. Kratimenos
      Pages 185-194
    3. C. J. Woodbury
      Pages 195-203
    4. Kim Kopenhaver Doheny
      Pages 213-225
  6. Pain and Communication

About this book


This completely revised and updated edition offers a comprehensive overview of neonatal pain assessment and treatment. It includes the field of fetal surgery, and many other topics have been updated or added, such as circumcision analgesia, new drugs, new insights into neurophysiologic pathways of neonatal pain and new drawbacks of analgesic drugs. While in the early years of the 21st century pain treatment in neonates was still optional, it is now a tenet, and more and more institutions are looking for inspiration and good references to create their own guidelines. Written by leading researchers in the field, this book provides that inspiration and offers a valuable tool for neonatologists, anesthetists, nurses and physiotherapists. Since it also deals with prenatal and postnatal surgery, it also appeals to surgeons.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Giuseppe Buonocore
    • 1
  • Carlo Valerio Bellieni
    • 2
  1. 1.SienaItaly
  2. 2.Department of PediatricsUniversity of Siena Department of PediatricsSienaItaly

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG 2017
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-53230-1
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-53232-5
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