COPH researchers report on opioid drug use in pregnant women

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Public health researchers Hamisu Salihu, MD, PhD,  Abraham A. Salinas-Miranda, MD, PhD, Jason Salemi, PhD, MPH and colleagues are co-authors on a publication entitled “National Trends in Maternal Use of Opioid Drugs among Pregnancy-Related Hospitalizations in the United States, 1998 to 2009.”  The study is in the July issue of the American Journal of Perinatology.

Salihu, Salinas-Miranda and Salemi are researchers in the USF College of Public Health.  Salihu is a professor of epidemiology.  He directs the COPH Occupational Medicine Residency Program and the Center for Research and Evaluation for the Lawton & Rhea Chiles Center for Healthy Mothers and Babies.  Salinas-Miranda is a post-doctoral research fellow on a collaborative project with REACHUP, Inc., and Central Hillsborough Healthy Start.  Salemi is an epidemiology and statistical data analysis manager for the Colleges of Medicine and Public Health.

(l,r) Jason Salemi, PhD, MPH, and Hamisu Salihu, MD, PhD

Jason Salemi, PhD, MPH (left) and Hamisu Salihu, MD, PhD

 

Abraham Salinas Miranda, MD, PhD, MPH

Abraham Salinas Miranda, MD, PhD, MPH

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Salihu HM, Mogos MF, Salinas-Miranda AA, Salemi JL, Whiteman VE. National

Trends in Maternal Use of Opioid Drugs among Pregnancy-Related Hospitalizations in the United States, 1998 to 2009. Am J Perinatol. 2014 Jul 31. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 25077473.

 

The abstract is posted online.

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