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Handheld, portable ultrasound in the neonatal intensive care nursery: a new, inexpensive tool for the rapid diagnosis of common neonatal problems.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  12168127     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The use of ultrasound imaging in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) has become an essential part of the evaluation and delivery of care for most neonates. Until recently, ultrasound machines were large, expensive, and often not immediately available, particularly at night and during weekends. Additionally, serial studies to define the evolution of an acute clinical situation were often not practical because of the dedicated time required and the expense involved. The recent introduction into our NICU of a high-quality, reasonably priced, and completely portable neonatal ultrasound unit (Sonosite, Bothell, WA) has now made it possible for neonatologists to rapidly obtain the hour-by-hour information that can be extremely helpful in the evaluation of a critically ill neonate. This paper illustrates some of the capabilities of this simplified device, and the value of having continuous on-site ultrasound availability in the NICU.
Vladimir Burdjalov; Pinchi Srinivasan; Stephen Baumgart; Alan R Spitzer
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of perinatology : official journal of the California Perinatal Association     Volume:  22     ISSN:  0743-8346     ISO Abbreviation:  J Perinatol     Publication Date:  2002 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2002-08-08     Completed Date:  2002-11-04     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8501884     Medline TA:  J Perinatol     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  478-83     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Pediatrics, Division of Neonatology, SUNY-Stony Brook, Stony Brook, NY 11794-8111, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Cost-Benefit Analysis
Equipment Design
Image Processing, Computer-Assisted
Infant, Newborn
Infant, Newborn, Diseases / ultrasonography*
Intensive Care Units, Neonatal*
Intensive Care, Neonatal
Monitoring, Physiologic / economics,  instrumentation
Point-of-Care Systems / economics*
Quality of Health Care
Sensitivity and Specificity
United States

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