oa Southern African Journal of Anaesthesia and Analgesia - Marijuana use in pregnancy : anaesthetic implications : review article



Extracted from text ... REVIEW Southern African Journal of Anaesthesia & Analgesia - October 2003 21 Marijuana use in Pregnancy: Anaesthetic Implications ethanol, tobacco, caffeine, cocaine, amphetamines and opioids. Poly-substance abuse is common. 3, 14 The majority of parturients with a history of drug addiction deny it when interviewed preoperatively by anaesthesiologists.6, 15 Therefore a high index of suspicion for drug use in pregnancy is necessary. Risk factors suggesting drug use in pregnancy (including marijuana) include absence of prenatal care, cigarette smoking and history of preterm labour.16-18 MARIJUANA: Epidemiology and pathophysiology The use of marijuana for both medical and recreational indications dates back ..


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