In Reply Several years ago, we implemented a protocol to manage pain and sedation based on regular clinical pain and sedation assessments in our neonatal intensive care units.1 At that time, given the significant amount of studies published in that field, we found it extremely difficult to choose 1 scale, among others. These difficulties motivated us to write this systematic review to provide clinicians and researchers with a useful blueprint to facilitate the search for the optimal scale.2
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Giordano V, Deindl P, Olischar M. The Limitations of Pain Scales—Reply. JAMA Pediatr. 2020;174(6):623–624. doi:10.1001/jamapediatrics.2020.0079
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