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    Haiat kishk

    Very precious data .Thanks for the great efforts.
    As early detection of these cases very essential as a trial for helping these suffering babies.

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    eman khaled

    it is very important subject as drug addiction is a big global problems. we need awareness for junior neonatologist, psychiatrist, and pediatricians. thank u for you efforts

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    walaa Mohammed

    Heroin and other opiates, including methadone,can cause significant withdrawal in the baby with some symptoms lasting as long as four to six months. Seizures may also occur in babies born to methadone users.
    Marijuana use is linked to babies with lower birth weight.

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    walaa Mohammed

    Prenatal use of amphetamine is associated with low birth weight and premature birth.
    Amother’s prenatal cocaine use is associated with poor fetal growth, developmental delay, learning disabilities, and lower IQ in her child.

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    walaa Mohammed

    Alcohol use in pregnancy also has significant effects on the fetus and the baby. Growth during pregnancy and after birth is slowed. Specific deformities of the head and face, heart defects, and intellectual disabilities are seen with FASDs.
    Cigarette smokers have smaller babies than non smokers with increased risk for premature birth and stillbirth.

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    unfortunately if such infant escape neuro-developmental long term commodities related to antinatal exposure and withdrawal of addicting or abused substances, they will suffer from cognitive impairment due to phenobarbital use.

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    Karima Bahgat

    It is a very important topic and needs a great effort for awareness to doctors for early diagnosis and to families for its hazardous effects. Neonatal abstinence syndrome is a totally preventable problem. However, it requires that a mother stop using drugs before pregnancy, or as soon as she learns she is pregnant. Babies need continues monitoring and follow up for saving their health and their brains.

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    mariam abd el samee

    Neonatal abstinence syndrome is a term for a group of problems a baby experiences when withdrawing from exposure to narcotics

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    mariam abd el samee

    In addition to the specific difficulties of withdrawal after birth, problems in the baby may include, but are not limited to, the following:

    Poor intrauterine growth

    Premature birth


    Birth defects

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    mariam abd el samee

    Nicotine, medications and alcohol have side effects related to unsafe higher dosages, but neonates may respond differently. Newborns are less able to metabolize drugs and therefore the substance stays in their system for a relatively longer length of time when compared to those who are older and have fully functioning livers and kidney

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