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3 Responses to Melbourne 2012

  1. Pingback: Predicting outcomes in preterm infants: is it time to throw away the ultrasound machine? | Neonatal Research

  2. Mike says:

    Dr. Harrington,
    I have been a faithful follower of your blog for more than a year . Thank you very much for all the great posts.
    Considering the limited utility of early ultrasound in VLBW infants, we would like to change our unit policy to doing the first ultrasound only for babies < 30 weeks at 7 to 10 days. We would like to know if you think this is reasonable and also what your unit policy is
    Best regards

    Mike
    Mike sukumar MD
    Rockville MD

    • Keep the faith!!!
      I think that is exactly the right approach, at 7 to 10 days you can see findings that could have an influence on therapy, that is, intraventricular blood with dilatation.
      Our current ‘tiny baby protocol’ mandates one head ultrasound at 7 to 10 days, and then a follow up at 36 weeks only for those that are abnormal earlier on.

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