Witold Błaż

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BACKGROUND Early diagnosis of critical congenital heart defects (CCHD) may be missed both during prenatal echocardiography and the short stay in the neonatal nursery, leading to circulatory collapse or death of the newborn before readmission to hospital. AIM To assess the usefulness of pulse oximetry as a screening test in early diagnosis of CCHD in(More)
This paper presents results of data collection regarding congenital heart defects (CHD) for the Polish Registry of Congenital Malformations (PRCM) from the Podkarpacie province in 2002–2004. Routine methods (fetal echocardiography, clinical examination) and recently also unique methods (screening echocardiography and pulse oximetry) were used for early(More)
Congenitally corrected transposition of the great arteries (CCTGA) is a rare cardiac malformation. This anomaly is characterised by atrioventricular as well as ventriculoarterial discordance. Isolated CCTGA may cause no symptoms until adult life. Most CCTGA cases with concomitant cardiac abnormalities are symptomatic and are therefore usually diagnosed in(More)
BACKGROUND Necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC) is one of the most serious disorders of gastrointestinal tract during neonatal period. Early diagnosis and adequate treatment are essential in the presence of clinical suspicion of NEC. Plain abdominal radiography is currently the modality of choice for initial evaluation of gastrointestinal tract in neonates.(More)
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