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BrainWaves #84 Neonatal abstinence syndrome

MedLink Neurology Podcast is delighted to feature selected episodes from BrainWaves, courtesy of James E Siegler MD, its originator and host. BrainWaves is an academic audio podcast whose mission is to educate medical providers through clinical cases and topical reviews in neurology, medicine, and the humanities, and episodes originally aired from 2016 to 2021.

Originally released: November 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 multiorgan 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 the 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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