volume 99, issue 4, P555-559 1997
DOI: 10.1542/peds.99.4.555
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M. Mirochnick, J. Meyer, D. A. Frank, H. Cabral, E. Z. Tronick, B. Zuckerman

Abstract: AbstractObjective-To compare plasma catecholamine concentrations between cocaine-exposed and unexposed term newborns and to determine the relationship between plasma catecholamines and newborn behavior.Methods-Forty-six newborn infants participating in a prospective study of the neonatal and longterm effects of prenatal cocaine exposure were studied. Based on maternal self-report, maternal urine screening, and infant meconium analysis, 24 infants were classified as cocaine-exposed and 22 as unexposed. Between…

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