Cocaine use during pregnancy: adverse perinatal outcome.

  title={Cocaine use during pregnancy: adverse perinatal outcome.},
  author={Scott N MacGregor and Louis G. Keith and Ira J Chasnoff and Mr Andrew J. Rosner and G M Chisum and Peter Shaw and J P Minogue},
  journal={American journal of obstetrics and gynecology},
  volume={157 3},
Cocaine use has increased dramatically in the United States during the past decade. The life-threatening cardiovascular and central nervous system complications of cocaine have been well documented; however, few studies have examined the risks of cocaine use during pregnancy. In this report the perinatal outcome data of 70 women receiving care at the Perinatal Center for Chemical Dependence of Northwestern University, whose pregnancies were complicated by cocaine abuse, were compared with those… CONTINUE READING


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