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Ultrasonography screening for developmental dysplasia of the hip joint.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  9343265     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The use of ultrasonography as a complement to clinical examination will increase the reliability of the evaluation of unstable hips in newborn infants. In particular, the number of false-positive Ortolani and Barlow tests will decrease. However, the interpretation of the ultrasonogram in newborn infants has a steep learning curve with considerable risk of a high number of false-positive hips being diagnosed. Therefore, universal screening for developmental dysplasia of the hip by ultrasonography cannot yet be recommended from a cost-benefit point of view.
G Hansson; S Jacobsen
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Acta paediatrica (Oslo, Norway : 1992)     Volume:  86     ISSN:  0803-5253     ISO Abbreviation:  Acta Paediatr.     Publication Date:  1997 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1997-12-01     Completed Date:  1997-12-01     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9205968     Medline TA:  Acta Paediatr     Country:  NORWAY    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  913-5     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Orthopaedics, Central Hospital, Halmstad, Sweden.
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MeSH Terms
Cost-Benefit Analysis
Hip Dislocation, Congenital / economics,  prevention & control*,  ultrasonography
Infant, Newborn
Neonatal Screening* / economics
Sensitivity and Specificity
Ultrasonography* / economics

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