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Association Between Exposure to Secondhand Smoke During Pregnancy and Low Birthweight: A Narrative Review.
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PMID:  25006271     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
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Exposure to secondhand smoke (SHS) during pregnancy may have adverse effects on the mother and infant. This study investigates the association of maternal exposure to SHS with low birthweight (LBW) in infants. Smoking during pregnancy has been linked to multiple complications for both mother and infant. To examine association of LBW and environmental tobacco smoke exposure during pregnancy, we reviewed 20 articles. Articles were accessed using the following electronic databases: CINAHL Plus with full text (EBSCO), PubMed, Embase, and MEDLINE. The findings of this review revealed that maternal exposure to environmental smoke is correlated with LBW in infants as well as numerous other adverse effects. The majority of the studies found negative consequences of SHS on the birthweight of infants born to nonsmoking women. Thus, this review helps to confirm the association between maternal exposure to SHS and LBW in infants.
Authors:
Abdulrhman M Hawsawi; Lawrence O Bryant; Lynda T Goodfellow
Publication Detail:
Type:  REVIEW     Date:  2014-7-8
Journal Detail:
Title:  Respiratory care     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1943-3654     ISO Abbreviation:  Respir Care     Publication Date:  2014 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2014-7-9     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7510357     Medline TA:  Respir Care     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2014 by Daedalus Enterprises Inc.
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