A Study of Factors That Influence the Severity of Neonatal Narcotic Withdrawal

@article{Ostrea1974ASO,
  title={A Study of Factors That Influence the Severity of Neonatal Narcotic Withdrawal},
  author={Enrique M J R Ostrea and Cleofe J Chavez and Milton E. Strauss and Paul V. Woolley},
  journal={Pediatric Research},
  year={1974},
  volume={8},
  pages={365-365}
}
A prospective study of 198 infants of drug dependent mothers included: (1) history of maternal drue habit, (2) measurement in infant's urine of total morphine & qualitative detection of other drugs by gas chromatograph, (3) evaluation of severity of neonatal withdrawal by a scoring system & (4) study of the effect of a modified environment (quiet, warm, dimly lit & frequent feeding) on withdrawal.RESULTS: (1) history is unreliable in assessing maternal drug habit. Mean morphine levels of 1.02… CONTINUE READING

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