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4D Ultrasound - Medical Devices for Recent Advances on the Etiology of Cerebral Palsy.
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PMID:  23407920     Owner:  NLM     Status:  PubMed-not-MEDLINE    
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Children cerebral palsy (CCP) encompasses a group of nonprogessive and noninfectious conditions, which cause light, moderate, and severe deviations in neurological development. Diagnosis of CCP is set mostly by the age of 3 years. The fact that a large number of cerebral damage occurs prenatally and the fact that early intervention in cases of neurological damage is successful, prompted some researchers to explore the possibility of detecting neurologically damaged fetus in the uterus. This research was made possible thanks to the development of two-dimensional ultrasound technology in a real time, which enabled the display of the mobility of the fetus. Advancement of the ultrasound technology has enabled the development of 4D ultrasound where a spontaneous fetal movement can be observed almost in a real time. Estimate of the number and quality of spontaneous fetal movements and stitches on the head, the neurology thumb and a high palate were included in the prenatal neurological screening of the fetus. This raises the question, as to does the fetal behavior reflect, (which was revealed in 2D or 4D ultrasound), fetal neurological development in a manner that will allow the detection of the brain damage.
Authors:
Sanja Tomasovic; Maja Predojevic
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Acta informatica medica : AIM : journal of the Society for Medical Informatics of Bosnia & Herzegovina : časopis Društva za medicinsku informatiku BiH     Volume:  19     ISSN:  0353-8109     ISO Abbreviation:  Acta Inform Med     Publication Date:  2011 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-02-14     Completed Date:  2013-02-15     Revised Date:  2013-04-18    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101147064     Medline TA:  Acta Inform Med     Country:  Bosnia and Hercegovina    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  228-34     Citation Subset:  -    
Affiliation:
Neurology Clinic, Clinical Hospital "Sveti Duh", Zagreb, Croatia.
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