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Title:  THE SURVEY OF LOW BIRTH WEIGHT IN NEWBORN INFANTS OF THE OPIUM ADDICTED MOTHERS
Type: POSTER
Author(s): ALIPOUR TABRIZI MALIHEH*,DANESH MOHAMMAD*,SHARIAT PANAHI H.,GHAFARI H.R.
 
 *DEPARTMENT OF ANATOMY, ZABOL MEDICAL UNIVERSITY, IRAN
 
Name of Seminar: IRANIAN CONGRESS OF PHYSIOLOGY AND PHARMACOLOGY
Type of Seminar:  CONGRESS
Sponsor:  PHYSIOLOGY AND PHARMACOLOGY SOCIETY, MASHHAD UNIVERSITY OF MEDICAL SCIENCE
Date:  2009Volume 19
 
 
Abstract: 

Introduction: The aim in this survey was analysis of contribution of exposure to opium in maternal blood occurrence of low birth weight.
Methods: This research is a descriptive- cross sectional study. The research was done on the group of 85 pregnant addicted women. A. revision of 85 newborns and their opium-addicted mothers was carried out.
Results: The mean maternal age was 27.93±3.43 years, and mean duration of addiction was 4.07±1.65 years. The mean daily opium consuming was 4±2. The last dose of opium was used less than 24 hours prior to delivery in all [corrected] cases except one; three mothers had both HTN (hypertension) and diabetic mellitus (Type I). The mean duration of pregnancy was 37.8±2.28 weeks, and in five cases that are uncertain. Mean birth weight was 259.3±38.1 g. Withdrawal symptoms were observed in 15 babies. There is significant correlation between opium addiction mothers with incidence of low birth weight.
Conclusion: Addiction of women during pregnancy is one of the main causes of low birth weight of newborns.

 
Keyword(s): ADDICTION, MATERNAL, OPIUM, LOW BIRTH WEIGHT
 
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