Prenatal Cocaine Exposures addresses the timely problem of maternal cocaine abuse and its effects on exposed infants, including growth retardation, learning, cardiovascular effects, and seizures. The impact of substance abuse on this and future generations presents an ongoing challenge to medical science. This comprehensive and authoritative volume reviews both animal and clinical studies to explain implications for treatment and long-term outcomes of early exposure.
Prenatal Cocaine Exposures investigates the specific role of cocaine in altering fetal development. Discussions of current studies and state-of-the-art techniques provide a basis for informed clinical decisions. Pediatricians, medical specialists, basic scientists, educators, and policy makers will all benefit from the comprehensive research gathered in this volume.
Richard J. Konkol (Author) , George D. Olsen (Author)
Cocaine and the Fetus: Methodological Issues and Neurological Correlates, Cocaine Pharmacology and Drug Interaction in the Fetal-Maternal Unit, Obstetrical Pathophysiology of Cocaine, Does Prenatal Cocaine Exposure Cause Strokes in Neonates? - Clinical Evidence, Vascular Complications and Mechanisms Related to Cocaine, Behavioral and Convulsive Effects of Cocaine Metabolites: Mechanisms and Implications, Critical Review of Evidence for Neonatal Cocaine Intoxication and Withdrawal, Prenatal Cocaine Exposure and the Eye, Transplacental Cocaine Exposure: Behavioral Consequences, Neurobehavioral Consequences of Gestational Cocaine Exposure: Studies Using a Rodent Model, Positron Emission Tomography (PET) in Substance Exposed Infants: A Preliminary Report.