Academic Pearls

M-CHAT-R as Screening tool to screen for Autism Spectrum Disorder(ASD)

Modified checklist for Autism in toddlers, known as MCHAT ( R) is freely available online and can be used in age group 16-30 months to screen for ASD. It is a 20 item checklist and responses are filled in as Yes/ No answers. It gives a risk stratification as low (0-2), medium(3-7) and high riskContinue reading “M-CHAT-R as Screening tool to screen for Autism Spectrum Disorder(ASD)”

Conducting a Pediatric Echocardiography- Determining the Situs

A basic knowledge of performing a pediatric ECHO is always a bonus to any pediatrician dealing with new-borns. With a basic knowledge, one might not be able to make complex diagnoses but at least can screen and rule out any abnormalities. It comes as a handy tool to rule out a congenital heart disease and do timely interventions or referrals where indicated.

Dr Gaurav Agrawal, Pediatric Cardiologist has made the basics of Pediatric Echo very lucid for amateurs in his video presentation below.

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