Tag Archives: Diagnosis

They really are CRAP! C-ReActive Protein: “Hazardous Waste”.

I have railed against the use of C-Reactive Protein, CRP, on this blog previously, it was my analysis that the CRP is sensitive, but with very poor specificity, both for early-onset sepsis, and for late-onset sepsis. A new systematic review … Continue reading

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Necrotising Enterocolitis: is abdominal ultrasound helpful?

I am still not convinced. (Maybe I could ask, and answer, the same thing about abdominal radiography!) In recent years in my practice we have had examples of echographic diagnosis of intramural gas in stable infants who had an abdominal … Continue reading

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