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Cranial ultrasound screening of preterm and term neonates.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  3304254     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A cranial ultrasound examination was performed between 48 and 96 h of age on 580 neonates of 25-42 weeks gestation. The incidence of cerebroventricular haemorrhage (CVH) in infants less than 32 weeks gestation was 37%, compared with an incidence of 2.7% in infants of 32 weeks or more. The incidence of CVH unselected healthy term infants (between 37 and 42 weeks) was only 1.1%. Of the 13 infants of 32 weeks or more who were found to have a haemorrhage, nine had a small (Grade I) haemorrhage (69%) and none of these infants had abnormal neurological signs in the neonatal period. The remaining four infants with Grade II, III or IV haemorrhage developed either seizures or episodes of apnoea. Two of the 13 infants of 32 weeks or more with a haemorrhage died, one during the newborn period and the other at 5.5 months of age. CVH in asymptomatic infants of 32 weeks or more gestation is uncommon and does not justify routine cranial ultrasound scanning.
R N Perry; E D Bowman; L J Murton; R N Roy; L de Crespigny
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Australian paediatric journal     Volume:  23     ISSN:  0004-993X     ISO Abbreviation:  Aust Paediatr J     Publication Date:  1987 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1987-08-28     Completed Date:  1987-08-28     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  15420340R     Medline TA:  Aust Paediatr J     Country:  AUSTRALIA    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  31-3     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Cerebral Hemorrhage / diagnosis*
Cerebral Ventricles / pathology
Gestational Age
Infant, Newborn
Infant, Premature, Diseases / diagnosis*

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