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|Title: ||The prevalence of intracranial haemorrhage as detected at cranial ultrasound among preterm neonates in special care unit at Mulago Hospital.|
|Authors: ||Muganga, Peter|
|Keywords: ||Premature birth|
|Issue Date: ||2009 |
Intracranial haemorrhage (ICH) is a leading cause of morbidity and mortality in the neonate, especially the preterm neonates. Those neonates with severe haemorrhage who survive suffer from sequalae like hydrocephalus, encephalomalacia, and finally cortical atrophy. Since ICH in neonates is not expressed with obvious clinical symptoms, screening of high risk groups is of great importance. High resolution ultrasound (US) has proven to be as sensitive and accurate as computerised tomography (CT) in the detection of ICH, particularly haemorrhages occurring in the subependymal and intraventricular regions.
Objectives: The objectives of this study were to determine the prevalence, associated risk factors, and to describe the cranial (US) findings of intracranial haemorrhage among preterm neonates admitted in the Special Care Unit at Mulago Hospital Complex.
Methodology: This was a crossectional descriptive study performed in the Special Care Unit (SCU) of Mulago Hospital Complex. All preterm neonates less than 36 weeks of gestation admitted to the SCU during the study period underwent a screening cranial ultrasound scan on the third day, from the 1st of February 2009 to 30th March 2009.
Sonography was performed via the anterior fontanelle with a high frequency probe according to neonatal age.|
|Description: ||A thesis submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the award of the Masters of Medicine in Radiology Degree of Makerere University|
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