Thirty‐Six‐Month Outcome of Prenatal Cocaine Exposure for Term or Near‐Term Infants: Impact of Early Case Management

@article{Kilbride2000ThirtySixMonthOO,
  title={Thirty‐Six‐Month Outcome of Prenatal Cocaine Exposure for Term or Near‐Term Infants: Impact of Early Case Management},
  author={Howard Kilbride and Cheri A Castor and Edward L. Hoffman and Kathryn L. Fuger},
  journal={Journal of Developmental \& Behavioral Pediatrics},
  year={2000},
  volume={21},
  pages={19–26}
}
&NA; Gestational cocaine use is associated with serious pregnancy complications having fetal and neonatal implications. However, many cocaine‐abusing women deliver uneventfully at term. The purpose of this study was to assess the neurodevelopmental outcome for term or near‐term infants after prenatal cocaine exposure and to determine whether that outcome would be modified by early, intensive family case management. Cocaine‐exposed infants identified after delivery at an urban hospital were… 
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