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National audit of the management of antenatal renal pelvis dilatation
  1. Z Refai,
  2. R El-Rifai
  1. Paediatric Department, Queen Mary’s Hospital for Children, Carshalton, Surrey, UK
  1. Dr Zafer Refai, 16 Flaxland Ave, Cardiff CF14 3NT, UK; zaferrefai{at}

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In response to multiformity in the management of antenatally detected renal pelvis dilatation (RPD) in the UK and the absence of any clear NICE guidelines, we carried out a national audit in 2005/2006 with some interesting results.

The audit was designed as a questionnaire which was mailed during the second half of 2005 to consultants nationwide who were responsible for the follow-up and management of antenatally detected RPD in British neonatal units. The response rate was 39.9% (95 responses).

The questionnaire mainly requested information about the local definition of …

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  • These results were presented at an audit meeting in St Helier Hospital, Epsom in February 2006 by ZR and discussed with the paediatric team there.

  • Competing interests: None.