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The changing picture of neonatal abstinence syndrome: ‘new drugs on the block’

Neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS) is usually associated with maternal opioid use but the pattern of drug use is changing, with many affected infants now having been exposed to new psychoactive substances in utero. This article will focus on emerging recreational substances, … Continue reading

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Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome An Integrative Review of Neonatal Acupuncture to Inform a Protocol for Adjunctive Treatment

The current opioid epidemic in the United States has given rise to a growing incidence of neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS). Treatments for this condition optimize nonpharmacologic therapies in an effort to improve withdrawal symptoms and reduce or eliminate the need for opioid … Continue reading

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Conceptualizing Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome as a Cascade of Care A Qualitative Study With Healthcare Providers in Ohio

The opioid epidemic remains a serious issue in the United States and presents additional challenges for women of childbearing age. An increasingly common complication of opioid use is neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS), or infant withdrawal from in utero exposure to opioids. The objective of this qualitative … Continue reading

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Does Changing Newborn Bath Procedure Alter Newborn Temperatures and Exclusive Breastfeeding?

Abstract Purpose: This evidence-based practice project evaluated effects of changing timing/character of initial newborn baths on infant temperatures and breastfeeding status. Background: The hospital protocol for initial bathing procedures was updated: immersion baths; 12 hours postpartum; family included. Methods: Staff … Continue reading

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