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Minimize iatrogenic neonatal abstinence syndrome

Key clinical point: Some infants in the NICU, especially those with persistent pulmonary hypertension, are at risk for iatrogenic neonatal abstinence syndrome.

Major finding: Of 70 infants administered morphine or fentanyl for longer than a day, almost a third (22) developed iatrogenic neonatal abstinence syndrome.

Study details: Single-center NICU chart review.

Disclosures: There was no industry funding, and the lead investigator didn’t have any relevant financial disclosures.

Citation:

REPORTING FROM PAS 2019