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Use of ultrasound in the haemodynamic assessment of the sick neonate
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    Re:Cardiac assessment using echocardiography in the sick neonate - An unmet need for a training syllabus for aspiring neonatologists

    Dear Editor I would like to thank Dr's Madar and Kariholu for their interest in the recent review article on use of ultrasound to assess the haemodynamic status of the sick neonate(1,2). They raise an important point that highlights the current disconnect between the recognition of the usefulness of ultrasound in general for assessment of sick neonates and the lack of availability of suitable training courses to learn th...

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    Cardiac assessment using echocardiography in the sick neonate - An unmet need for a training syllabus for aspiring neonatologists
    • John Madar, Consultant Neonatologist
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      • Ujwal Kariholu

    In the UK speciality training through the grid scheme has been in existence for about a decade with a well-defined syllabus of knowledge and skills deemed necessary for the qualified neonatologist. Although much emphasis is laid on various aspects of neonatal care and the acquisition of procedural skills including cranial ultrasound, cardiac assessment using echocardiography is still considered to be an optional skill (1)...

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