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CRACK: A NOVA EPIDEMIA OBSTÉTRICA CRACK: THE NEW OBSTETRIC EPIDEMIC Artigo de Revisão

@inproceedings{MartinsCosta2013CRACKAN,
  title={CRACK: A NOVA EPIDEMIA OBST{\'E}TRICA CRACK: THE NEW OBSTETRIC EPIDEMIC Artigo de Revis{\~a}o},
  author={S{\'e}rgio Hofmeister Martins-Costa and Janete Vettorazzi and Guilherme Krieger and Gomes Cecin and Julia Marques da Rocha de Azevedo Maluf and Camile Cesa Stumpf and Jos{\'e} Geraldo Lopes Ramos},
  year={2013}
}
The use of illicit substances in pregnancy has become a rising issue in obstetric practice. There is a significant increase of crack cocaine use during pregnancy in Brazil. Crack cocaine is the smoked presentation of cocaine. Cocaine is an alkaloid ether extracted from the leaves of Erythroxylum coca. Cocaine use, in all its presentation forms, is associated with serious adverse effects for the pregnant woman and the newborn such as maternal cardiovascular events, abruptio placentae… 
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