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- neonatologist performed echocardiography (npe)
- neonatal echocardiography
- tertiary neonatal unit
- current practice
Bedside point of care echocardiography can provide valuable anatomical and physiological information to make timely and accurate clinical decisions while managing sick infants in the intensive care unit. Neonatologist-performed echocardiography (NPE) is rapidly being adopted in the clinical practice. Recently, three major expert consensus statements have been published to standardise the clinical practice and promote a structured training across the world1–3; including the Expert Consensus Statement on ‘Neonatologist Performed Echocardiography (NPE): training and accreditation in the UK’.
There is no robust data available on the number of neonatologists performing echocardiography or their current clinical practice in the UK. This study was performed to evaluate the current clinical practice in …
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Contributors YS is the sole contributor to concept and design, acquisition and analysis of data, drafting and revising of the manuscript.
Competing interests None declared.
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