Cranial ultrasound as a predictor of outcome in term newborn encephalopathy.


As part of a patient-based case-control study of newborn encephalopathy, we examine the cranial ultrasound results of 212 patients to determine the validity of ultrasound in predicting an adverse outcome. Forty-six (22%) patients died or developed cerebral palsy (adverse outcome) by 2 years of age. On the basis of clinical decision, 125 (60%) patients had… (More)


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