“Infants born with neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS) had significantly smaller head circumference than infants with no fetal exposure to opioids, a researcher said here.
Mean head circumference was almost a full centimeter smaller in infants born with NAS compared to controls (33.04 cm versus 33.99 cm, respectively, P<0.001), reported Craig V. Towers, MD, of the University of Tennessee Medical Center in Knoxville.
At a presentation at the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine’s Annual Pregnancy Meeting, Towers said that there have only been a few retrospective studies examining the effect of NAS on head circumference, and very limited prospective data on the subject.”
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Source: MedPageToday.com – February 5, 2018