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Maternal and fetal effects from substance use.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  18063105     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
This article discusses a variety of issues related to pregnancies complicated by substance use. Drug use is most prevalent in the reproductive age population. Even though a reduction in substance use may occur during pregnancy, some women may not alter their drug use patterns until pregnancy is diagnosed. For these reasons, a large number of fetuses are exposed to illicit substances in utero. Care of substance-using pregnant women is complex, difficult, and often demanding. Providers must be aware of their unique psychologic and social needs, and the related legal and ethical ramifications surrounding pregnancy.
William F Rayburn
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Clinics in perinatology     Volume:  34     ISSN:  0095-5108     ISO Abbreviation:  Clin Perinatol     Publication Date:  2007 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-12-07     Completed Date:  2008-02-06     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7501306     Medline TA:  Clin Perinatol     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  559-71, vi     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of New Mexico School of Medicine, MSC 10 5580, 1 University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM 87131-0001, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Abnormalities, Drug-Induced*
Fetal Diseases / chemically induced*
Infant, Newborn
Infant, Newborn, Diseases / chemically induced*
Perinatal Care
Postnatal Care
Pregnancy Complications / chemically induced*
Substance Abuse Detection
Substance-Related Disorders / complications*,  diagnosis,  rehabilitation

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