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Dr Cian Wade and an Oxford team worked with Kenyan colleagues to bring together a large body of evidence, so this could inform generation of recommendations for Kenya on neonatal analgesic guidelines for routine procedures.

Selected random-effects meta-analyses of main findings
Selected random-effects meta-analyses of main findings

Their work has recently been published in The Lancet Child & Adolescent Health. They describe the process by which a group of local experts translated systematic review and meta-analysis findings into context-specific clinical guidelines.

The work emphasises the value of breastfeeding or breast milk as an important and feasible therapeutic strategy for alleviating neonatal pain.

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