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Neonatal Drug Withdrawal Scoring System of Lipsitz

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Clinical Pharmacology & Toxicology
Emergency Medicine & Critical Care
Emergency Medicine & Critical Care

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Description:

A scoring system was developed by Lipsitz in 1975 to evaluate neonates born to mothers with narcotic addictions. It can be used to monitor infants with evidence of drug withdrawal over time and can help determine if narcotic replacement should be administered.

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