Nov 9, 2017
With the ongoing opioid crisis, not only those using opiates are
affected. There has been an exponential rise in the incidence of
neonatal abstinence syndrome--the multi-organ dysfunction
experienced by newborns of mothers who are using opioid products
and other substances. This week, we discuss the manifestations and
ramifications of this disease, with a short commentary on
implications of this global epidemic.
Produced by James E. Siegler. Music by Little Glass Men, Jason
Shaw, and Chris Zabriskie. Voiceover by Erika Mejia. BrainWaves'
podcasts and online content are intended for medical education only
and should not be used for clinical decision making. This is no
excuse to give your irritable baby opiates in their applesauce.
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