“Letting mothers and babies room together in the hospital and using methadone or buprenorphine instead of morphine led to shorter stays and other benefits for newborns with neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS), researchers reported here.
Several studies presented at the Pediatric Academic Societies meeting looked at new approaches for assessing and managing infants who experience drug withdrawal after birth, a growing public health problem related to the ongoing opioid epidemic in the U.S.
“We’re rethinking the field and how we approach these babies. Obviously NAS is a huge burden, but we’re trying to think of ways we can improve care for this vulnerable population,” Derek Williams from Vanderbilt University Medical Center, who moderated one of the sessions, told MedPageToday.”
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Source: MedPageToday.com – May 12, 2017