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Infants With NAS Treated As Outpatients Were More Than Inpatient

According to a new study, researchers examine infants who are diagnosed with drug withdrawal after birth who are treated with medication as outpatients at home are treated three times longer than infants treated solely as inpatients. The study, Outpatient Pharmacotherapy for Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome, also found that the infants with NAS treated as outpatients were more likely than their inpatient counterparts to have more repeat visits to the emergency room in the six months post-discharge. The study was published in The Journal of Pediatrics.

Discussing Life Expectancy With Older Adults

Nancy Schoenborn, M.D., assistant professor, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and colleagues conducted three qualitative studies that set older adults at the lead for a better conclusion of how they prefer to discuss various health topics.