A Complication of Phototherapy in the Newborn: The "Bronze Baby"
- How to use: transcutaneous bilirubinometry. O'Connor, Matthew C.; Lease, Meredith A.; Whalen, Bonny L. // Archives of Disease in Childhood -- Education & Practice Edition;Aug2013, Vol. 98 Issue 4, p154
The National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence neonatal jaundice guidelines recommend checking the bilirubin level in all infants with visible jaundice. The gold standard for this measurement is total serum bilirubin (TSB). Transcutaneous bilirubinometry (TcB) is an alternative to TSB...
- Double bilirubin lights? M.E.R. // Cortlandt Forum;01/25/97, Vol. 10 Issue 1, p113
Presents studies which offer proof that the use of double lights to reduce idiopathic hyperbilirubinemia in newborns with no ABO or Rh incompatibility is better that single phototherapy.
- Effect of Position Changing on Bilirubin Levels During Phototherapy. Shinwell, E S; Sciaky, Y; Karplus, M // Journal of Perinatology;Apr2002, Vol. 22 Issue 3, p226
OBJECTIVE: Turning of infants during phototherapy for hyperbilirubinemia is practiced in many nurseries. However, there is little research evidence in support of this practice. This study examined the effect of turning on serum total bilirubin concentration and on the duration of phototherapy....
- Phototherapy for neonatal jaundice in infants with cephalhematomas. Tan, K.L.; Lim, G.C. // Clinical Pediatrics;Jan1995, Vol. 34 Issue 1, p7
Evaluates the effect of cephalhematomas on the efficacy of phototherapy for neonatal jaundice. Measurement of irradiance on infant skin; Sampling of capillary blood at 12-hourly intervals; Description of subjects; Lack of additional intravascular hemolysis among infants with cephalhematoma.
- Late effects of phototherapy. // Pediatrics for Parents;1997, Vol. 17 Issue 11, p7
Focuses on a study on the long-term harmful effects of phototherapy, which is used to treat jaundice in newborn infants by exposing them to fluorescent light, as found in `Family Practice News,' Volume 3, Number 1, 1998. Question over the increase of the chances of cancer development with this...
- Tips from Other Journals. CRAWFORD-FAUCHER, AMY // American Family Physician;8/15/2010, Vol. 82 Issue 4, p426
The article summarizes the findings of several studies on hyperbilirubinemia screening to prevent chronic bilirubin encephalopathy among newborn infants published in the journal "Pediatrics." One found lack of high-quality evidence to determine the value of hyperbilirubinemia screening. Another...
- Short- and Long-Term Outcome of Severe Neonatal Nonhemolytic Hyperbilirubinemia. Wong, Virginia; Wen-Xiong Chen; Kar-Yin Wong // Journal of Child Neurology;Apr2006, Vol. 21 Issue 4, p309
We studied the effects of hyperbilirubinemia on brainstem auditory pathways and neurodevelopmental status in 99 full-term neonates with severe nonhemolytic hyperbilirubinemia (total serum bilirubin level = 301 to 500 Âµmol/L) born between 1995 and 2000. These were divided into three groups:...
- Determination of ASQ Score in Infants with Neonatal Hyperbilirubinemia and its Relationship with Total Serum Bilirubin Levels and Bilirubin Albumin Ratio. Gharehbaghi, Manizheh Mostafa; Azarfam, Hanieh Faraji; Ghegherechi, Robabeh // Medical Journal of Tabriz University of Medical Sciences & Healt;Oct/Nov2013, Vol. 35 Issue 4, p74
Background and Objectives: neonatal hyperbilirubinemia is a common problems during neonatal period that may be associated with neurodevelopmental later in life. There are several known risk factors for bilirubin encephalopathy, including total serum bilirubin levels and bilirubin albumin ratio....
- Appendix: STUDENT QUESTIONNAIRE (SQ). // Iranian Journal of Pediatrics;Jun2012, Vol. 22 Issue 2, pI
The article presents Student Questionnaire (SQ) on the study titled "Medical Education Content Required for Kernicterus Risk Recognition," by Glï¿½ucia Macedo de Lima and colleagues.