Vol. 13 - Num. 51
aPeditra. CS de Punta Umbría. Servicio de Urgencias. Hospital Juan Ramón Jiménez. Servicio Andaluz de Salud. Huelva. España.
bServicio de Pediatría. Hospital Juan Ramón Jiménez. Huelva. España.
Correspondence: JC García. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Reference of this article: García Palomeque JC, Ceballos Aragón JM. The uses of ecography in Pediatric Primay Care; interconnection with hospital care. Rev Pediatr Aten Primaria. 2011;13:359-66.
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Introduction: The use of ultrasound in pediatric Primary Care improves both the quality and efficiency of care.
Material and methods: This study undertook 250 ultrasounds over a 12 month period from May 2009 to April 2010.
Results: The results found for each anatomical region were 45% abdominal, 25% cranial, 15% of the hip, 10% of parotid and thyroids and 5% of tender areas. From these, the most relevant pathology was Gastroesophageal Reflux, accounting for 7.2% of all ultrasounds undertaken. Renal pyelectasia accounted for 1.6%, cephalhematoma 1.6%, dysplasia of the hip 1.2%, acute parotitis 1.2%, adenopathy 1.2%, cervical angioma 0.4%, and abscessed adenopathy 0.4%.
Conclusions: From this analysis, we conclude that ultrasound is a useful tool for the detection of abdominal and cranial pathologies and secondarily, for thyroid, hip and cervical pathologies.
Keywords● Paediatrics ● Primary care ● Ultrasonography
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