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Brachial plexus palsy in the newborn. Incidence and prognosis.
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PMID:  1157394     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The problem of the accuracy of current data regarding prognosis of brachial plexus palsy in the newborn infant was studied by means of a retrospective review of hospital records, letters to parents of affected infants, and follow-up examinations of available children. Only 11 cases of mild upper plexus injuries were found in a review of 19,314 newborn infants' charts, an incidence of 0.57 per 1,000 live births. Four cases were available for examination and 4 others were evaluated from follow-up records. Three were lost to follow-up. No instance of permanent paralysis was found, thus raising the possibility that while permanent paralysis is still seen, it may now represent a diminishing minority of the total, at least in the United States with modern obstetrical care. This is in contrast to the opinion one might formulate from a review of the orthopedic literature on this subject.
E E Specht
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Clinical orthopaedics and related research     Volume:  -     ISSN:  0009-921X     ISO Abbreviation:  Clin. Orthop. Relat. Res.     Publication Date:    1975 Jul-Aug
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1975-11-22     Completed Date:  1975-11-22     Revised Date:  2005-03-03    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0075674     Medline TA:  Clin Orthop Relat Res     Country:  UNITED STATES    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  32-4     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Brachial Plexus*
Follow-Up Studies
Infant, Newborn
Paralysis, Obstetric* / diagnosis,  epidemiology
Retrospective Studies

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