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Impact of prenatal exposure to benzodiazepines and z-hypnotics on behavioral problems at 5 years of age: A study from the Norwegian Mother and Child Cohort Study.

Sundbakk LM, Wood M, Gran JM, Nordeng H (2019) 

PLoS ONE 14(6): e0217830. doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0217830


Parent's experiences of their child's withdrawal syndrome: a driver for reciprocal nurse-parent partnership in withdrawal assessment.

Craske J, Carter B, Jarman I, Tume L.

Intensive Crit Care Nurs. 2019 Feb;50:71-78. doi: 10.1016/j.iccn.2018.09.001.


Therapeutic approaches for neonatal abstinence syndrome: a systematic review of randomized clinical trials.

Ghazanfarpour M, Najafi MN, Roozbeh N, Mashhadi ME, Keramat-Roudi A, Mégarbane B, Tsatsakis A, Moghaddam MMM, Rezaee R.

Daru. 2019 May 15. doi: 10.1007/s40199-019-00266-3. 


In utero exposure to norbuprenorphine, a major metabolite of buprenorphine, induces fetal opioid dependence and leads to neonatal opioid withdrawal syndrome.

Griffin BA, Caperton CO, Russell LN, Cabalong CV, Wilson CD, Urquhart KR, Martins BS, Zita MD, Patton AL, Alund AW, Owens SM, Fantegrossi WE, Moran JH, Brents LK.

J Pharmacol Exp Ther. 2019 Apr 26. pii: jpet.118.254219. doi: 10.1124/jpet.118.254219.


EEG Findings in Infants With Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome Presenting With Clinical Seizures.

Palla MR, Khan G, Haghighat ZM, Bada H.

Front Pediatr. 2019 Mar 29;7:111. doi: 10.3389/fped.2019.00111. 


Maternal breast milk feeding and length of treatment in infants with neonatal abstinence syndrome.

Favara MT, Carola D, Jensen E, Cook A, Genen L, Dysart K, Greenspan JS, Aghai ZH.

J Perinatol. 2019 Apr 15. doi: 10.1038/s41372-019-0374-1. 



Pilot Study Comparing Modified Finnegan Scoring Versus Adjusted Scoring System for Infants With Iatrogenic Opioid Abstinence Syndrome After Cardiothoracic Surgery.

Capino AC, Johnson PN, Williams PK, Anderson MP, Bedwell S, Miller JL.

J Pediatr Pharmacol Ther. 2019 Mar-Apr;24(2):148-155. doi: 10.5863/1551-6776-24.2.148.


A Scoping Review of Acupuncture as a Potential Intervention for Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome.

Jackson HJ, Lopez C, Miller S, Engelhardt B.

Med Acupunct. 2019 Apr 1;31(2):69-84. doi: 10.1089/acu.2018.1323. 


Differences in hospital length of stay between neonates exposed to buprenorphine versus methadone in utero: A retrospective chart review.

Fernandez S, Bruni T, Bishop L, Turuba R, Olibris B, Jumah NA.

Paediatr Child Health. 2019 May;24(2):e104-e110. doi: 10.1093/pch/pxy091. 



Managing infants born to mothers who have used opioids during pregnancy 

Canadian Paediatric Society, 28.06.2018


Newborns exposed to opioids need mothers more than NICU, say pediatricians.

Vogel L.

CMAJ. 2018 Jan 29;190(4):E123-E124. doi: 10.1503/cmaj.109-5550. 


Associations between Orofacial Clefting and Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome.

Mullens CL, McCulloch IL, Hardy KM, Mathews RE, Mason AC.

Plast Reconstr Surg Glob Open. 2019 Jan 11;7(1):e2095. doi: 10.1097/GOX.0000000000002095. 


Systematic mixed-study review of nonpharmacological management of neonatal abstinence syndrome.

MacVicar S, Kelly LE.

Birth. 2019 Apr 2. doi: 10.1111/birt.12427. 



Opioid Use in Pregnant Women and Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome-A Review of the Literature.

Martins F, Oppolzer D, Santos C, Barroso M, Gallardo E.

Toxics. 2019 Feb 16;7(1). pii: E9. doi: 10.3390/toxics7010009. Review.


The Possibility of Early Discharge for Newborns Being Monitored for Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome Based on Modified Finnegan Score Distributions.

Oji-Mmuo CN, Schaefer EW, Liao L, Kaiser JR, Sekhar DL.

Clin Pediatr (Phila). 2019 Feb 27:9922819832022. doi: 10.1177/0009922819832022.



Beyond the Finnegan scoring system: Novel assessment and diagnostic techniques for the opioid-exposed infant.

Schiff DM, Grossman MR.

Semin Fetal Neonatal Med. 2019 Jan 28. pii: S1744-165X(19)30012-5. doi: 10.1016/j.siny.2019.01.003.



Amplitude-integrated EEG use in neonatal abstinence syndrome: a pilot study.

Limjoco J, Zawadzki L, Belden M, Eickhoff J, Ikonomidou C.

J Matern Fetal Neonatal Med. 2019 Mar 1:1-6. doi: 10.1080/14767058.2019.1579190.



Supporting breastfeeding for infants born to opioid dependent mothers June 18, 2018.

Groer M; Breastfeeding Expert Panel,, Maguire D; Breastfeeding Expert Panel,, Taylor K.

Nurs Outlook. 2018 Sep;66(5):496-498. doi: 10.1016/j.outlook.2018.07.003. 


An unusual cause for neonatal abstinence syndrome.

Murthy P, Clark D.

Paediatr Child Health. 2019 Feb;24(1):12-14. doi: 10.1093/pch/pxy084. Epub 2018 Jun 29.



Hospitalization of children after prenatal exposure to opioid maintenance therapy during pregnancy: a national registry study from the Czech Republic.

Skurtveit S, Nechanská B, Handal M, Mahic M, Mravčík V, Gabrhelík R.

Addiction. 2019 Feb 6. doi: 10.1111/add.14576. 



Methadone dosing strategies in preterm neonates can be simplified.

van Donge T, Samiee-Zafarghandy S, Pfister M, Koch G, Kalani M, Bordbar A, van den Anker J.

Br J Clin Pharmacol. 2019 Feb 25. doi: 10.1111/bcp.13906.



[Increasing Consumption of Crystal Meth in Saxony and its Risks for Mother and Child - Experiences at a Level I Perinatal Center from a Pediatric Viewpoint].

Dinger J, Näther N, Wimberger P, Zimmermann US, Schmitt J, Reichert J, Rüdiger M.

Z Geburtshilfe Neonatol. 2017 Apr;221(2):73-80. doi: 10.1055/s-0043-102953. Epub 2017 May 23. German. 



Evaluation of the Cardiovascular Effects of Clonidine in Neonates Treated for Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome.

Meddock RP, Bloemer D.

J Pediatr Pharmacol Ther. 2018 Nov-Dec;23(6):473-478. doi: 10.5863/1551-6776-23.6.473.


Survey of Neonatal Intensive Care Unit Nurses' Use of a Motion/Sound Infant Seat.

Holmes M, Wright ME.

Adv Neonatal Care. 2019 Jan 11. doi: 10.1097/ANC.0000000000000579. 



NIDA. Higher rates of NAS linked with economic conditions

A NIDA-funded analysis of eight states showed a significant association between rates of neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS) and poor economic conditions. (NIDA News, USA, 29.01.2019)


Pharmacological Treatments for Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome: A Systematic Review and Network Meta-analysis.

Disher T, Gullickson C, Singh B, Cameron C, Boulos L, Beaubien L, Campbell-Yeo M.

JAMA Pediatr. 2019 Jan 22. doi: 10.1001/jamapediatrics.2018.5044.


Neonatal Head Circumference in Newborns With Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome.

Towers CV, Hyatt BW, Visconti KC, Chernicky L, Chattin K, Fortner KB.

Pediatrics. 2019 Jan;143(1). pii: e20180541. doi: 10.1542/peds.2018-0541. 


Frequency, risk factors and symptomatology of iatrogenic withdrawal from opioids and benzodiazepines in critically Ill neonates, children and adults: A systematic review of clinical studies.

Duceppe MA, Perreault MM, Frenette AJ, Burry LD, Rico P, Lavoie A, Gélinas C, Mehta S, Dagenais M, Williamson DR.

J Clin Pharm Ther. 2018 Dec 19. doi: 10.1111/jcpt.12787. 


Morphine and Methadone for Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome: A Systematic Review.

Slowiczek L, Hein DJ, Risoldi Cochrane Z, Gregory PJ.

Neonatal Netw. 2018 Nov;37(6):365-371. doi: 10.1891/0730-0832.37.6.365.