Recent Publications   ​

This page lists recent journal publications regarding NAS and perinatal opioid use.  If you have know of articles that are not on this page that should be added, please email Munish Gupta.

April 2020 - June 2020


June 2020 Pilot Study Comparing Adverse Cardiorespiratory Events among Pharmacologically and Nonpharmacologically Treated Infants Undergoing Monitoring for Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome Davala, Spoorthi & Hansbury, Aaron & Miller, Melissa & Boateng, Jeffery & Shrestha, Hira & Wachman, Elisha. (2020). Pilot Study Comparing Adverse Cardiorespiratory Events among Pharmacologically and Non-Pharmacologically Treated Infants Undergoing Monitoring for Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome. The Journal of Pediatrics: X. 100027. 10.1016/j.ympdx.2020.100027. Long-term Healthcare Utilization by Medicaid Enrolled Children With Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome Taylor WM, Lu Y, Wang S, Sun LS, Li G, Ing C. Long-term Healthcare Utilization by Medicaid Enrolled Children with Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome. J Pediatr. 2020;221:55-63.e6. doi:10.1016/j.jpeds.2020.02.077 May 2020 Behavioral Development in Children With Prenatal Substance Exposure and Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome: Associated Factors and Implications Miller JS, Anderson JG, Lindley LC. Behavioral development in children with prenatal substance exposure and neonatal abstinence syndrome: Associated factors and implications. J Child Adolesc Psychiatr Nurs. 2020;33(2):67-76. doi:10.1111/jcap.12273 April 2020 Neurodevelopmental Outcomes of Neonates Randomized to Morphine or Methadone for Treatment of Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome Czynski et al. J Pediatr 2020;219:146-51




January 2020 - March 2020


March 2020 Partnering with parents to improve outcomes for substance exposed newborns-a pilot prom Singh, R., Rothstein, R., Ricci, K. et al. Partnering with parents to improve outcomes for substance exposed newborns a pilot program. J Perinatol (2020). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41372-020-0662-9




July 2019 - September 2019


September 2019 Children and Families of the Opioid Epidemic: Under the Radar Stulac S, Bair-Merritt M, Wachman EM, Augustyn M, Howard C, Madoor N, Costello E. Curr Probl Pediatr Adolesc Health Care. 2019 Sep 5:100637 August 2019 Cognitive and Behavioral Impact on Children Exposed to Opioids During Pregnancy Larson JJ, Graham DL, Singer LT, et al. Cognitive and Behavioral Impact on Children Exposed to Opioids During Pregnancy. Pediatrics. 2019;144(2):e20190514
Increased Severity of Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome Associated With Concomitant Antenatal Opioid and Benzodiazepine Exposure
Lauren A. Sanlorenzo, William O. Cooper, Judith A. Dudley, Shannon Stratton, Faouzi I.Maalouf, Stephen W. Patrick. Hospital Pediatrics Aug 2019, 9 (8) 569-575 Standard Fixed-Schedule Methadone Taper Versus Symptom-Triggered Methadone Approach for Treatment of Neonatal Opioid Withdrawal Syndrome ElishaWachman, Susan Minear, Meshelle Hirashima, Aaron Hansbury, ElizabethHutton, Hira Shrestha, Ginny Combs, Karan Barry, Cheryl Slater, Donna Stickney, Alexander Y. Walley Hospital Pediatrics Aug 2019, 9 (8) 576-584 The ACT NOW Clinical Practice Survey: Gaps in the Care of Infants With Neonatal Opioid Withdrawal Syndrome Jessica N. Snowden, A. Akshatha, Robert D. Annett, Margaret M. Crawford, Abhik Das, Lori A. Devlin, RosemaryD. Higgins, Zhuopei Hu, Elizabeth Lindsay, Stephanie Merhar, Clare Campbell Nesmith, Heather Pratt-Chavez, Judith Ross, Alan E. Simon, M. CodySmith, Christine B. Turley, Anita Walden, Leslie Young, Bonny Whalen.Hospital Pediatrics Aug 2019, 9 (8) 585-592 Risk-Based Newborn Drug Testing in a Setting With a Low Prevalence of Maternal Drug Use Kelly E. Wood, Gwendolyn A. McMillin, Matthew D. Krasowski Hospital Pediatrics Aug 2019, 9 (8) 593-600 Postpartum Nurses’ Experience Caring for Infants With Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome Jaspreet Loyal, VictoriaN. Nguyen, Doreen Picagli, Amy Petrucelli, Elizabeth O’Mara, Matthew R. Grossman, Eve Colson Hospital Pediatrics Aug 2019, 9 (8) 601-607 Improving Care for Infants With Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome: A Multicenter, Community Hospital–Based Study Joshua Parlaman, Parimal Deodhar, Virginia Sanders, Jennifer Jerome, Corrie McDaniel Hospital Pediatrics Aug 2019, 9 (8) 608-614 Reduction in Length of Stay and Morphine Use for NAS With the “Eat, Sleep, Console” Method Thomas Blount, Alana Painter, Emily Freeman, Matthew Grossman, Ashley G. Sutton Hospital Pediatrics Aug 2019, 9 (8) 615-623 A Quality Improvement Initiative to Improve the Care of Infants Born Exposed to Opioids by Implementing the Eat, Sleep, Console Assessment Tool Jennifer S. Achilles, Jennifer Castaneda-Lovato.Hospital Pediatrics Aug 2019, 9 (8) 624-631 Successful Implementation of the Eat Sleep Console Model of Care for Infants With NAS in a Community Hospital Douglas Dodds, Kayla Koch, Talia Buitrago-Mogollon, Sara Horstmann Hospital Pediatrics Aug 2019, 9 (8) 632-638 National Partnership for Maternal Safety: Consensus Bundle on Obstetric Care for Women With Opioid Use Disorder Krans EE, Campopiano M, Cleveland LM, Goodman D, Kilday D, Kendig S, Leffert LR, Main EK, Mitchell KT, OʼGurek DT, DʼOria R, McDaniel D, Terplan M. Obstet Gynecol. 2019 Aug;134(2):365-375. doi: 10.1097/AOG.0000000000003381. July 2019 Early Intervention Referral and Enrollment Among Infants with Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome Peacock-Chambers E, Leyenaar JK, Foss S, Feinberg E, Wilson D, Friedmann PD, Visintainer P, Singh R. J Dev Behav Pediatr. 2019 Jul/Aug;40(6):441-450. doi: 10.1097/DBP.0000000000000679. Standard Fixed-Schedule Methadone Taper Versu Symptom-Triggered Methadone Approach for Treatment of Neonatal Opioid Withdrawal Syndrome WachmanE, Susan Minear, Meshelle Hirashima, Aaron Hansbury, Elizabeth Hutton, Hira Shrestha, Ginny Combs, Karan Barry, Cheryl Slater, DonnaStickney, Alexander Y. Walley Hospital Pediatrics Jul 2019, hpeds.2018-0165; DOI: 10.1542/hpeds.2018-0165 Evaluation of a Nurse-Led Program for Rural Pregnant Women With Opioid Use Disorder to Improve Maternal–Neonatal Outcomes Paterno MT, Jablonski L, Klepacki A, Friedmann PD. J Obstet Gynecol Neonatal Nurs. 2019 Jul 30. pii: S0884-2175(19)30401-0. doi: 10.1016/j.jogn.2019.07.002.




April 2019 - June 2019


June Accuracy of Three Screening Tools for Prenatal Substance Use Coleman-Cowger, Victoria H., PhD; Oga, Emmanuel A., MD, MPH; Peters, Erica N., PhD; Trocin, Kathleen E., MPH; Koszowski, Bartosz, PharmD, PhD; Mark, Katrina, MD. Obstet Gynecol 2019;00:1–10) DOI: 10.1097/AOG.0000000000003230




January 2019 - March 2019


January 2019 Models of care for neonatal abstinence syndrome: What works? Whalen BL, Holmes AV, Blythe S. Semin Fetal Neonatal Med. 2019 Apr;24(2):121-132. doi: 10.1016/j.siny.2019.01.004. Epub 2019 Jan 29 Association Among County-Level Economic Factors, Clinician Supply, Metropolitan or Rural Location, and Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome Patrick SW, Faherty LJ, Dick AW, Scott TA, Dudley J, Stein BD. JAMA.2019;321(4):385–393. doi:10.1001/jama.2018.20851 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 Positive Predictive Value of Administrative Data for Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome Maalouf FI, Cooper WO, Stratton SM, Dudley JA, Ko J, Banerji A, Patrick SW. Pediatrics. 2019 Jan;143(1). pii: e20174183. doi:10.1542/peds.2017-4183




October 2018 - December 2018


December 2018 The Joys and Frustrations of Breastfeeding and Rooming-In Among Mothers With Opioid Use Disorder: A Qualitative Study Howard MB, Wachman E, Levesque EM, Schiff DM, Kistin CJ, Parker MG. Hospital Pediatrics Dec 2018, 8 (12) 761-768; doi: 10.1542/hpeds.2018-0116 Morphine vs Methadone Treatment for Infants with Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome Tolia VN, Murthy K, Bennett MM, Greenberg RG, Benjamin DK, Smith PB, Clark RH. J Pediatr. 2018 Dec;203:185-189. doi: 10.1016/j.jpeds.2018.07.061. Pharmacologic Treatment of Infants with Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome in Community Hospitals Compared to Academic Medical Centers Friedman H, Parkinson G, Tighiouart H, Parkinson C, Tybor D, Terrin N, Lester B, Harvey-Wilkes K, Davis JM. J Perinatol. 2018 Dec;38(12):1651-1656. doi: 10.1038/s41372-018-0230-8. November 2018 Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome Coyle MG, Brogly SB, Ahmed MS, Patrick SW, Jones HE. Nat Rev Dis Primers. 2018 Nov 22;4(1):48. doi:10.1038/s41572-018-0045-0. October 2018 Prenatal Opioid Exposure, Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome/Neonatal Opioid Withdrawal Syndrome, and Later Child Development Research: Shortcomings and Solutions Jones HE, Kaltenbach K, Benjamin T, Wachman EM, O'Grady KE. J Addict Med. 2018 Oct 16. doi: 10.1097/ADM.0000000000000463 “I Felt Like I Was a Part of Trying to Keep My Baby Alive”: Perspectives of Hispanic and Non-Hispanic Black Mothers in Providing Milk for their Very Preterm Infants Parker MG, Lopera AM, Kalluri NS, Kistin CJ. Breastfeeding Medicine. 2018 Oct 6. doi: 10.1089/bfm.2018.0104




July 2018 - September 2018


September 2018 Treatment of Perinatal Opioid Use Disorder Boyars L, Guille C. ObstetGynecol Clin North Am. 2018 Sep;45(3):511-524. doi: 10.1016/j.ogc.2018.05.001.Review. PubMed PMID: 30092925. Reconsidering retrospective review of neurodevelopmental outcomes in infants treated for neonatal abstinence syndrome Jones HE, O'Grady KE, Kaltenback K. J Perinatol. 2018 Sep;38(9):1280-1281. doi: 10.1038/s41372-018-0174-z Opioid Detoxification in Pregnancy: Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Perinatal Outcomes Wang MI, Kuper SG, Sims B, Paddock CS, Dantzler J, Muir S, Harper LM. Am J Perinatol. 2018 Sep 19. August 2018 Fatal and Nonfatal Overdose Among Pregnant and Postpartum Women in Massachusetts Schiff DM, Nielsen T, Terplan M, Hood M, Bernson D, Diop H, Bharel M, Wilens TE, LaRochelle M, Walley AY, Land T.Obstet Gynecol. 2018 Aug;132(2):466-474. doi: 10.1097/AOG.0000000000002734 Outpatient Pharmacotherapy for Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome Maalouf FI, Cooper WO, Slaughter JC, Dudley J, Patrick SW. J Pediatr. 2018 Aug;199:151-157.e1. doi: 10.1016/j,jpeds.2018.03.048 Comparison of Safety and Efficacy of Methadone vs Morphone for Treatment of Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome: A Randomized Clinical Trial Davis JM, Shenberger J, Terrin N, Breeze JL, Hudak M, Wahcman EM, Marro P, Oliveira EL, Harvey-Wilkes K, Czynski A, Engelhardt B, D'Apolito K, Bogen D,. JAMA Pediatr. 2018 Aug1;172(8):741-748 July 2018 Perinatal Marijuana Use and the Developing Child Jansson LM, Jordan CJ, Velez ML. Perinatal Marijuana Use and the Developing Child. JAMA. Published online July 16, 2018. doi:10.1001/jama.2018.8401 The Impact of Breastfeeding on Health Outcomes for Infants Diagnosed with Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome: A Review Wu D, Carre C. Cureus. 2018 Jul 28;10(7):e3061. doi: 10.7759/cureus.3061.




April 2018 - June 2018


June 2018 Comparison of Safety and Efficacy of Methadone vs Morphine for Treatment of Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome: A Randomized Clinical Trial Davis JM, Shenberger J, Terrin N, et al. Comparison of Safety and Efficacy of Methadone vs Morphine for Treatment of Neonatal Abstinence SyndromeA Randomized Clinical Trial. JAMA Pediatr. Published online June 18, 2018. doi:10.1001/jamapediatrics.2018.1307 Methadone in Primary Care: One Small Step for Congress, One Giant Leap for Addiction Treatment Samet JH, Botticelli M, Bharel M. Methadone in Primary Care: One Small Step for Congress, One Giant Leap for Addiction Treatment. N Engl J Med. 2018;379(1):7-8. doi:10.1056/NEJMp1803982 May 2018 Quality Improvement Initiative to Improve Inpatient Outcomes for Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome Wachman EM, Grossman M, Schiff D, Philipp B, Minear S, Hutton E, Saia K, Nikita F, Khattab A, Nolin A, Alvarez C, Barry K, Combs G, Stickney D, Driscoll J, Humphreys R, Burke J, Farrell C, Shrestha H, Whalen B. Journal of Perinatology Published May, 2018 doi:10.1038/s41372-018-0109-8 Examination of Hospital, Maternal, and Infant Characteristics Associated with Breastfeeding Initiation and Continuation Among Opioid-Exposed Mother-Infant Dyads Schiff DM, Wachman EM, Philipp B, Joseph K, Shrestha H, Taveras EM, ParkerMGK.Breastfeed Med. 2018 May;13(4):266-274. doi: 10.1089/bfm.2017.0172 Non-Pharmacological Interventions for Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome Allen N, Prunty L, Babcock C'CK', Attarabeen O, Patel I. Addiction. 2018 May 24. doi: 10.1111/add.14256. April 2018 Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome: Advances in Diagnosis and Treatment Wachman EM, Schiff DM, Silverstein M. Neonatal Abstinence SyndromeAdvances in Diagnosis and Treatment. JAMA. 2018;319(13):1362–1374. doi:10.1001/jama.2018.2640 Incidence and Costs of Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome Among Infants with Medicaid:2004-2014 Winkelman TNA, Villapiano N, Kozhimannil KB, Davis MM, Patrick SW.Pediatrics. 2018 Apr;141(4). pii: e20173520. doi: 10.1542/peds.2017-3520




January 2018 - March 2018


March 2018 Retrospective Review of Neurodevelopmental Outcomes in Infants Treated for Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome. Merhar SL, McAllister JK, Wedig-Stevie KE, Klein AC, Meinzen-Derr J, Poindexter BB. J Perinatol. 2018 May;38(5):587-592. doi: 10.1038/s41372-018-0088-9 Ohio Perinatal Quality Collaborative Improves Care of Neonatal Narcotic Abstinence Syndrome Walsh,M., Crowley, M., Wexelblatt, S., Ford, S., Kuhnell, P., Kaplan, H., McClead, R., Macaluso, M., Lannon, C., Pediatrics Published March, 2018 doi: 10.1542/peds.2017-0900 February 2018 Association of Rooming-in With Outcomes for Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis MacMillan,K., Rendon.C.,Verma,K.; et al JAMA Pediatr. Published online February 5, 2018. doi:10.1001/jamapediatrics.2017.5195 A Quality Improvement Initiative to Increase Scoring Consistency and Accuracy of the Finnegan Tool: Challenges in Obtaining Reliable Assessments of Drug Withdrawal in Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome Timpson, W., Killoran, C., Maranda, L., Picarillo, A., Bloch-Salisbury, E. Adv Neonatal Care. 2018 February ; 18(1): 70–78. doi:10.1097/ANC.0000000000000441




October 2017-December 2017


November 2017 Maternal and infant outcomes following third trimester exposure to marijuana in opioid dependent pregnant women maintained on buprenorphine O’Connor, A. B., Kelly, B. K., & O’Brien, L. M. (2017). Maternal and infant outcomes following third trimester exposure to marijuana in opioid dependent pregnant women maintained on buprenorphine. Drug and Alcohol Dependence, 180, 200–203. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.drugalcdep.2017.08.012 October 2017 An Outpatient Methadone Weaning Program by a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit for Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome Lai, A., Philpot, P., Boucher, J., & Meyer, A. (2017). An Outpatient Methadone Weaning Program by a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit for Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome. Population Health Management, 20(5), 397–401. https://doi.org/10.1089/pop.2016.0192




July 2017 - September 2017


September 2017 Comparison of Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome Treatment with Sublingual Buprenorphine versus Conventional Opioids Hall, E., Rice, W., Folger, A., & Wexelblatt, S. (2017). Comparison of Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome Treatment with Sublingual Buprenorphine versus Conventional Opioids. American Journal of Perinatology. https://doi.org/10.1055/s-0037-1608634 July 2017 Treating Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome from Clinical Perspectives Nayeri F, Ebrahim B, Shariat M, Dalili H, Kalani M, et al. Treating Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome from Clinical Perspectives, Iran J Pediatr. 2017 ; 27(4):e6266. doi: 10.5812/ijp.6266. A management strategy that reduces NICU admissions and decreases charges from the front line of the neonatal abstinence syndrome epidemic Loudin, S., Werthammer, J., Prunty, L., Murray, S., Shapiro, J. I., & Davies, T. H. (2017). A management strategy that reduces NICU admissions and decreases charges from the front line of the neonatal abstinence syndrome epidemic. Journal of Perinatology, 37(10), 1108–1111. https://doi.org/10.1038/jp.2017.101 Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome: Update on Diagnostic and Therapeutic Strategies Raffaeli, G., Cavallaro, G., Allegaert, K., Wildschut, E. D., Fumagalli, M., Agosti, M.,Mosca, F. (2017). Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome: Update on Diagnostic and Therapeutic Strategies. Pharmacotherapy: The Journal of Human Pharmacology and Drug Therapy, 37(7), 814–823. https://doi.org/10.1002/phar.1954 Neonatal abstinence syndrome: where are we, and where do we go from here? Brandt, L., & Finnegan, L. P. (2017). Neonatal abstinence syndrome: where are we, and where do we go from here? Current Opinion in Psychiatry, 30(4), 268–274. https://doi.org/10.1097/YCO.0000000000000334 Opioid Use in Pregnancy, Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome, and Childhood Outcomes: Executive Summary of a Joint Workshop by the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, etc Reddy, U. M., Davis, J. M., Ren, Z., Greene, M. F., & Opioid Use in Pregnancy, Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome, and Childhood Outcomes Workshop Invited Speakers. (2017). 130(1), 10–28. https://doi.org/10.1097/AOG.0000000000002054 A Retrospective Cohort Study of Birth Outcomes in Neonates Exposed to Naltrexone in Utero: A Comparison with Methadone-, Buprenorphine- and Non-opioid-Exposed Neonates Kelty, E., & Hulse, G. (2017). A Retrospective Cohort Study of Birth Outcomes in Neonates Exposed to Naltrexone in Utero: A Comparison with Methadone-, Buprenorphine- and Non-opioid-Exposed Neonates. Drugs, 77(11), 1211–1219. https://doi.org/10.1007/s40265-017-0763-8




January 2017 - March 2017


March 2017 Patient-centered Care to Address Barriers for Pregnant Women with Opioid Dependence. Sutter, M. B., Gopman, S., & Leeman, L. (2017). Patient-centered Care to Address Barriers for Pregnant Women with Opioid Dependence. Obstetrics and Gynecology Clinics of North America, 44(1), 95–107. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ogc.2016.11.004 February 2017 Impact of Parental Presence at Infants’ Bedside on Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome. Howard, M. B., Schiff, D. M., Penwill, N., Si, W., Rai, A., Wolfgang, T., Wachman, E. M. (2017). Impact of Parental Presence at Infants’ Bedside on Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome. Hospital Pediatrics, 7(2), 63–69. https://doi.org/10.1542/hpeds.2016-0147 January 2017 Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome: Twelve Years of Experience at a Regional Referral Center. Mücke, S., Nagel, M., Siedentopf, J., Bührer, C., & Hüseman, D. (2017). Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome: Twelve Years of Experience at a Regional Referral Center. Klinische Padiatrie, 229(1), 32–39. https://doi.org/10.1055/s-0042-115300 Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome and Ethical Approaches to the Identification of Pregnant Women Who Use Drugs. Terplan, M., & Minkoff, H. (2017). Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome and Ethical Approaches to the Identification of Pregnant Women Who Use Drugs. Obstetrics and Gynecology, 129(1), 164–167. https://doi.org/10.1097/AOG.0000000000001781




2016 Articles


November 2016 Outpatient Management of Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome: A Quality Improvement Project. Chau, K. T., Nguyen, J., Miladinovic, B., Lilly, C. M., Ashmeade, T. L., & Balakrishnan, M. (2016). Outpatient Management of Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome: A Quality Improvement Project. Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety, 42(11), 506–515. https://doi.org/10.1016/S1553-7250(16)42093-3 October 2016 A Qualitative Study of Family Experience With Hospitalization for Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome Atwood, E. C., Sollender, G., Hsu, E., Arsnow, C., Flanagan, V., Celenza, J., … Holmes, A. V. (2016). A Qualitative Study of Family Experience With Hospitalization for Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome. Hospital Pediatrics, 6(10), 626–632. https://doi.org/10.1542/hpeds.2016-0024 September 2016 Long-Term Outcomes of Infants with Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome. Maguire, D. J., Taylor, S., Armstrong, K., Shaffer-Hudkins, E., Germain, A. M., Brooks, S. S., … Clark, L. (2016). Long-Term Outcomes of Infants with Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome. Neonatal Network: NN, 35(5), 277–286. https://doi.org/10.1891/0730-0832.35.5.277 Nonpharmacologic Management of Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome: An Integrative Review. Edwards, L., & Brown, L. F. (2016). Nonpharmacologic Management of Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome: An Integrative Review. Neonatal Network: NN, 35(5), 305–313. https://doi.org/10.1891/0730-0832.35.5.305 Pharmacotherapy for Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome: Choosing the Right Opioid or No Opioid at All. McPherson, C. (2016). Pharmacotherapy for Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome: Choosing the Right Opioid or No Opioid at All. Neonatal Network: NN, 35(5), 314–320. https://doi.org/10.1891/0730-0832.35.5.314 Adding to Our Practice Toolkit: Using the ACTS Script to Address Stigmatizing Peer Behaviors in the Context of Maternal Substance Use. Marcellus, L., & Poag, E. (2016). Adding to Our Practice Toolkit: Using the ACTS Script to Address Stigmatizing Peer Behaviors in the Context of Maternal Substance Use. Neonatal Network: NN, 35(5), 327–332. https://doi.org/10.1891/0730-0832.35.5.327




April 2017 - June 2017


June 2017 An Initiative to Improve the Quality of Care of Infants With Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome Grossman, M. R., Berkwitt, A. K., Osborn, R. R., Xu, Y., Esserman, D. A., Shapiro, E. D., & Bizzarro, M. J. (2017). An Initiative to Improve the Quality of Care of Infants With Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome. Pediatrics, 139(6). https://doi.org/10.1542/peds.2016-3360 June 2017 Treating Women Who Are Pregnant and Parenting for Opioid Use Disorder and the Concurrent Care of Their Infants and Children: Literature Review to Support National Guidance Stacey L. Klaman, Krystyna Isaacs, Anne Leopold, Joseph Perpich, Susan Hayashi, Jeff Vender, Melinda Campopiano, Hendrée E. Jones. J Addict Med. 2017 May; 11(3): 178–190. doi: 10.1097/ADM.0000000000000308





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