The article by Miall-Allen et al is an important contribution to the status of BP control and intracranial hemorrhage in the newborn. Until 10 years ago, there were limited methods of assessment. Hemorrhagic brain lesions were diagnosed mainly by clinical criteria and postmortem examination. In the late 1970s, CT scans provided much more in vivo information. However, CT scanning is inherently difficult in the newborn. Early machines produced a significant amount of radiation and the infants had to be transported to a radiology unit. These difficulties meant that a limited number of scans were done and children were rarely sequentially exposed.

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