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3rd International Conference on Pediatric and Child Neurology

Frankfurt, Germany
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Teri M. Kozik

Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of the Pacific, Stockton, California, USA

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    Effects of Maternal Cannabis use on the Newborn at Delivery and the Perinatal Period
    Author(s): Angela Edet*, Philip Y. Cheng, Mouchumi Bhattacharyya and Teri M. Kozik

    Background: To evaluate if Activity Pulse Grimace Appearance Respiration (APGAR) scores and birthweight at delivery are different amongst newborns exposed to cannabis in utero compared to those who were not exposed to cannabis in utero. Also the rate of perinatal complications to the newborn was examined. Methods: This is a retrospective cohort study utilizing patient’s electronic health records that gave birth at a community hospital in the central valley of California in 2019. Exposure was defined as cannabis detected on universal urine toxicology testing completed on admission to hospital prior to birth/delivery. This was compared with urine toxicology testing that was negative for cannabis exposure. Results: No significant difference between mothers who use cannabis and mothers who do not use cannabis dur.. View more»

    DOI: 10.35248/2090-7214.22.19.399

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