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Follow-up Ultrasounds Recommended in HSE Miscarriage Report

The Irish Times,  April 19, 2011
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Inadequate training in the use of ultrasound machines resulted in 24 women being wrongly told they had miscarried when in fact their unborn babies were still alive, an independent review has found. The National Miscarriage Misdiagnosis Review report, published yesterday by Ireland's HSE (Health Service Executive), also found four women who had surgical interventions to evacuate their wombs went on to have live births. The report reviews misdiagnoses over the past five years, where drugs or surgery were recommended and where subsequent information showed pregnancy was viable. It recommends second ultrasounds after an initial diagnosis of miscarriage.

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