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US academy urges cranial u/s (ultrasound) for pre-term births

This article was originally published in Clinica

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All premature babies, born after a gestation period of less than 30 weeks, should undergo a cranial ultrasound screening 7 to 14 days after birth, according to new guidelines developed by the American Academy of Neurology and the Child Neurology Society. The infants should be followed up with a second screening on what would have been their 36th to 40th gestational week, the medical groups said.

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