Opioid withdrawal in critically ill neonates.

  title={Opioid withdrawal in critically ill neonates.},
  author={Karen D Dominguez and Dawn M Lomako and Robert W Katz and H. William Kelly},
  journal={The Annals of pharmacotherapy},
  volume={37 4},
OBJECTIVE To determine the occurrence of and risk factors for opioid withdrawal in critically ill neonates receiving continuous infusions of fentanyl. DESIGN A prospective interventional cohort study was conducted in a university hospital neonatal intensive care unit with 19 neonates who received a minimum of 24 hours of fentanyl by continuous infusion. MEASUREMENTS Fentanyl total dose, duration of infusion, and peak infusion rate were recorded. Patients were evaluated for withdrawal using… CONTINUE READING

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