Valutazione dell'esposizione ad oppiacei e cocaina in gravidanza attraverso l'analisi del meconio

Translated title of the contribution: Evaluation of gestational exposure to opiates and cocaine by meconium analysis

O. Gerola, M. Montagna, C. Vignali, C. Cerri, A. Pistorio, M. Di Mario, A. Spinillo, G. Rondini

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Abstract

Objective: The aim of the study is to evaluate the prevalence of the use of opiates and cocaine in an urban obstetric population by means of meconium analysis. Methods: The newborns in the Department of Neonatology of the IRCCS S. Matteo of Pavia from January to July 1996 were prospectively enrolled. Of the 464 samples of meconium collected 385 were analysed for the detection of cocaine and opiates using the immunoenzimatic method (EMIT). Positive results were confirmed by gas chromatography and mass spectrometry (GC-MS). Results: None of the samples was positive for opiates and 1 sample was positive for cocaine although there was no anamnestic information and no suspicion of drug abuse. Conclusions: These findings show that the cocaine abuse in the examined population is 0.26%.

Translated title of the contributionEvaluation of gestational exposure to opiates and cocaine by meconium analysis
Original languageItalian
Pages (from-to)1073-1077
Number of pages5
JournalRivista Italiana di Pediatria
Volume25
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 1999

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health

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