The Role of Ultrasound in the Lebanese Outreach Setting

Reem Abu-Rustum, Walden University
M. Fouad Ziade, Walden University

Abstract

A cross-sectional study was carried out on 669 patients to assess the role of introducing ultrasound into obstetrical outreach in Lebanon. Data were collected, and descriptive statistics were performed. Sonographic findings were compared using Chi-square tests between under-served Lebanese and Syrian refugee mothers. Ultrasound plays a significant role in properly dating pregnancies in addition to identifying at-risk fetuses and detecting placental abnormalities. Medical providers need to make sonographic evaluation in the Lebanese outreach obstetrical setting more available and more systematic in order to secure a safe outcome for under-served Lebanese and Syrian refugee mothers and offspring.