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Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome: Therapeutic Interventions.
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PMID:  23187048     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
ABSTRACT: Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome (NAS) occurs in infants exposed to opiates or illicit drugs during pregnancy. It can be severe and cause long hospital stays after birth and with symptoms up to 6 months after birth. Pharmacologic interventions are commonly used as treatment for NAS; however, their safety and efficacy are not fully recognized. Pharmacologic treatments for NAS include medications such as methadone, buprenorphine, morphine, and phenobarbital. Nonpharmacologic interventions and complementary therapies have been documented in neonates. However, there are gaps in literature regarding these therapies in neonatal withdrawal. This article provides an overview of the possible risks, benefits, and outcomes of pharmacologic and complementary therapies in the neonatal population and illustrates the gaps in their use for neonatal withdrawal.
Juli Sublett
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-11-22
Journal Detail:
Title:  MCN. The American journal of maternal child nursing     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1539-0683     ISO Abbreviation:  MCN Am J Matern Child Nurs     Publication Date:  2012 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-11-28     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7605941     Medline TA:  MCN Am J Matern Child Nurs     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Juli Sublett is a Staff Nurse at The University Hospital, Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, Cincinnati, OH. She can be reached via e-mail at
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