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Coombe Women and Infants University Hospital. (2016) Coombe Women and Infants University Hospital annual clinical report 2014. Dublin: Coombe Women and Infants University Hospital.

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Addiction p. 78

  • 64 women linked with the DLM and attended the ancillary clinic in the CWIUH in 2014.
  • 41 women delivered 41 live babies in the CWIUH who were linked with the DLM.
  • 12% of babies born preterm (less than 37 weeks gestation)
  • 20 babies were admitted to ICU/HDU/SCBU and of these 15 babies needed pharmacological treatment for Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome (NAS).
  • The mean stay in the baby unit was 29 days, ranging from 1 to 48 days. The mean length of stay in the baby unit for babies who received pharmacological treatment for NAS was 32 days, ranging from 18 to 48 days.

As with previous years, the majority of women linked with the DLM were booked in early to the CWIUH, received adequate antenatal care and the majority of women had a positive neonatal outcome. While heroin continues to be the primary substance used, cocaine and benzodiazepines continue to be a problem. There were 6 women looking for treatment for opiate abuse during their pregnancy.

Item Type
Report
Date
2016
Pages
214 p.
Publisher
Coombe Women and Infants University Hospital
Corporate Creators
Coombe Women and Infants University Hospital
Place of Publication
Dublin
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Accession Number
HRB (Electronic Only)

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