Congratulations to Bnar Talabani, Intercalated BSc student (Clinical Epidemiology Route) 2010-11
Congratulations to Bnar Talabani on her spectacular presentation of the results of her intercalated BSc project as an invited Plenary session at this years RCPCH Annual meeting in Glasgow.
Congratulations to Bnar Talabani on her spectacular presentation of the results of her intercalated BSc project as an invited Plenary session at this years RCPCH Annual meeting in Glasgow. Bnar was applauded for her performance by the 1000 plus delegates at the session and personally congratulated by Professor Terence Stephenson, President of RCPCH.
Bnar worked with the Cardiff Child Protection Systematic Review team with Professor Alison Kemp, Dr Sabine Maguire, Mr Patrick Watts Consultant paediatric opthalmologist Cardiff and Vale UHB and Jo Weiner Obstetrician and Gynaecologist and honorary senior lecturer School of Medicine Cradiff University with the support of Mala Mann .SURE (Support Unit for Research Evidence). to undertake a systematic review of the prevalence, characteristics and duration of retinal haemorrhages in the newborn. Findings of the study are hosted www.core-info.cf.ac.uk and have been submitted for publication.
The work provides an evidence base that informs paediatricians of the nature and characteristic of retinal haemorhages in newborn. Retinal haemorrhages in babies raise concerns over abusive head trauma which is prevalent in babies under six months of age. The review identified that retinal haemorrhages are seen in 30% of spontaneous vaginal delivery but have greatest prevalence in ventouse delivery. However the pattern, distribution and severity differ significantly from those seen in abusive head trauma. This review provides valuable evidence to inform the assessment of retinal haemorrhages in this age group.
Bnar completed the Clinical Epidemiology intercalated BSc course in 2011, so we not only congratulate her on this success, but also thank once again all the module leaders, project supervisors, markers and assessors involved in this course - clearly great things can happen as a result! Well done Bnar.
- 15th October 2012