Anesthesia and the drug-abusing parturient

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The drug-abusing parturient presents many challenges to the anesthesiologist. Substance abuse in pregnancy has emerged as a major public health problem of the 1990s. Because of this, obstetricians, pediatricians, and anesthesiologists are now encountering an increasing number of pregnant patients who use illicit substances, in particular, cocaine abuse. This article discusses the effects of cocaine, amphetamine, narcotic, alcohol, and cigarette abuse in the parturient.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)385-395
Number of pages11
JournalAnesthesiology Clinics of North America
Issue number2
StatePublished - 1998
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine


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