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Observations on methadone withdrawal in 16 neonates.
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PMID:  1120379     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The recent extensive use of methadone for treatment of heroin addiction has taught that, in adults, withdrawal of methadone can produce a withdrawal syndrome similar to heroin. After considerable experience with heroin withdrawal in neonates and in view of controversy and limited studies regarding methadone withdrawal, the study herein reported was undertaken to compare the experiences with both heroin and methadone withdrawal symptoms in newborns. A number of methadone-treated pregnant women deliver their infants at Freedmen's Hospital, affording the opportunity to observe neonates born to methadone-addicted mothers.
F Rahbar
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Clinical pediatrics     Volume:  14     ISSN:  0009-9228     ISO Abbreviation:  Clin Pediatr (Phila)     Publication Date:  1975 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1975-06-26     Completed Date:  1975-06-26     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0372606     Medline TA:  Clin Pediatr (Phila)     Country:  UNITED STATES    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  369-71     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Birth Weight
Heroin Dependence / drug therapy*
Infant, Newborn
Infant, Newborn, Diseases*
Maternal-Fetal Exchange
Methadone* / therapeutic use
Pregnancy Complications / drug therapy*
Substance Withdrawal Syndrome*
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