A Complication of Phototherapy in the Newborn: The "Bronze Baby"
- Neonatal jaundice not always benign. Dalton, Marguerite // New Zealand Doctor;10/21/2009, p29
The article offers health information on neonatal jaundice. It outlines several reasons as to why neonates are predisposed to unconjugated hyperbilirubinaemia and the factors contributing to higher levels of unconjugated hyperbilirubinaemia in breast-fed neonates. The cited issues to consider in...
- The Role of Phototherapy for Jaundice in Breast-fed Infants. Kirchner, Jeffrey T. // American Family Physician;04/01/99, Vol. 59 Issue 7, p1937
Presents an abstract of the study `Decreased response to phototherapy for neonatal jaundice in breast-fed infants,' by K.L. Tan, et al., from the `Archives of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine' dated December 1998.
- 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...
- Jaundice in the preterm infant. Truman, Pamela // Paediatric Nursing;Jun2006, Vol. 18 Issue 5, p20
Around 80 per cent of preterm infants develop hyperbilirubinaemia characterised by jaundice. This condition is most commonly treated with phototherapy and/or exchange transfusion. There is conflicting evidence regarding the management of preterm infants receiving phototherapy, including fluid...
- 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...