Visual evoked potentials in infants exposed to methadone in utero

L. McGlone, H. Mactier, R. Hamilton, M. S. Bradnam, R. Boulton, W. Borland, M. Hepburn, Daphne L. McCulloch

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Abstract

We investigated the effects of maternal drug misuse on neonatal visual evoked potentials (VEPs). Flash VEPs were recorded within 4 days of birth from 21 term infants of mothers misusing drugs and prescribed substitute methadone and 20 controls. Waveforms were classified as typical, atypical, immature or non-detectable, and amplitude and latencies were measured. VEPs from drug-exposed infants were less likely to be of typical waveform and more likely to be immature or non-detectable (p

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)784-786
Number of pages3
JournalArchives of Disease in Childhood
Volume93
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2008

Keywords

  • drug misuse
  • vision sciences
  • methadone

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