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. 2013 Mar;56(1):186-92.
doi: 10.1097/GRF.0b013e31827feea4.

Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome: Treatment and Pediatric Outcomes

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Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome: Treatment and Pediatric Outcomes

Beth A Logan et al. Clin Obstet Gynecol. .
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Recent rise in rates of opiate replacement therapy among pregnant women have resulted in increasing number of infants requiring treatment for neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS). Short-term and long-term developmental outcomes associated with prenatal opiate exposure are discussed, including symptoms and severity of NAS, and early cognitive and motor delays. Maternal and infant risk factors are discussed, and include patterns of maternal substance use during pregnancy, genetic risk, polysubstance exposure pharmacological treatment for NAS and breastfeeding. The importance of characterizing corollary environmental risk factors is also considered.

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