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The Diagnosis and Treatment of Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome: Clinical Effectiveness and Guidelines

Last updated: April 26, 2017
Project Number: RB1086-000
Product Line: Rapid Response
Research Type: Devices and Systems
Report Type: Summary of Abstracts
Result type: Report

Question

  1. What is the clinical effectiveness of interventions for the diagnosis of neonatal abstinence syndrome?
  2. What is the clinical effectiveness of interventions for the treatment of neonatal abstinence syndrome?
  3. What are the evidence-based guidelines regarding the diagnosis and treatment of neonatal abstinence syndrome?

Key Message

Eight systematic reviews, eight randomized controlled trials, and 25 non-randomized studies were identified regarding the diagnosis and treatment of neonatal abstinence syndrome. Additionally, four evidence based guidelines were identified regarding the diagnosis and treatment of neonatal abstinence syndrome.