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Clinical screening for Congenital heart disease at birth: a prospective study in a community hospital in Kerala

Vaidyanathan B, Sathish G, Mohanan S, Sundaram K, Warrier K, Kumar R ...see all

Indian Pediatr, vol. 48, issue 1 (2011) pp. 25-30

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OBJECTIVE: To develop a clinical strategy for detection of Congenital heart disease (CHD) in the newborn through a combination of clinical signs and pulse oximetry. DESIGN: Prospective longitudinal study. SETTING: Community level hospital in the city of Kochi, Kerala. Participants and interventions: All consecutive newborns between June 2006 and February 2009 were prospectively screened for CHD, 48 hours after birth. The on-site pediatrician performed clinical screening. A study nurse recorded pulse oximetry in a lower extremity; value of

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  • Female
  • Heart Defects, Congenital/*diagnosis/epidemiology
  • Humans
  • India/epidemiology
  • Infant, Newborn
  • Male
  • Neonatal Screening/*methods
  • Oximetry
  • Prospective Studies

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  • B Vaidyanathan

  • G Sathish

  • S T Mohanan

  • K R Sundaram

  • K K Warrier

  • R K Kumar

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