Anesthetic implications of drug abuse in pregnancy.

@article{Kuczkowski2003AnestheticIO,
  title={Anesthetic implications of drug abuse in pregnancy.},
  author={Krzysztof Marek Kuczkowski},
  journal={Journal of clinical anesthesia},
  year={2003},
  volume={15 5},
  pages={
          382-94
        }
}
Substance abuse has crossed social, economic, and geographic borders and--throughout the world--remains one of the major problems facing society today. The prevalence of substance abuse in young adults (including women) has increased markedly over the past 20 years. Nearly 90% of drug-abusing women are of childbearing age. Consequently, it is not unusual to encounter pregnant women who abuse illicit drugs, as numerous case reports of drug abuse in pregnancy confirm. The diverse clinical… CONTINUE READING

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