Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome

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(Abstracted from N Engl J Med 2016;375:2468–2479)

Neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS) is a postnatal opioid withdrawal syndrome occurring in 55% to 94% of newborns whose mothers were addicted to or treated with opioids while pregnant. A lack of clarity and consistency regarding the definition, measurement, and management of the syndrome still exists.

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