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.
REPORTING FROM PAS 2019