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.
- 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...
- Ohmeda Biliblanket vs Wallaby phototherapy system for the reduction of bilirubin levels in the... George, Phillip; Lynch, Marilyn // Clinical Pediatrics;Mar1994, Vol. 33 Issue 3, p178
Compares the Ohmeda Biliblanket Phototherapy System and the Wallaby Phototherapy System in reducing bilirubin concentrations in term neonates with physiologic jaundice in the home-care setting. Mechanisms of operation of phototherapy systems; Study protocol; Efficiencies in reduction of...
- Phototherapy in children requires careful assessment. Guttman, Cheryl // Dermatology Times;Sep99, Vol. 20 Issue 9, p15
Focuses on the need to assess the effectiveness of phototherapy as a treatment for pediatric patients with recalcitrant dermatoses. Risk factors for the use of phototherapy; Contraindications for using the treatment option in children.
- Jaundice in a newborn. Maisels, M. Jeffrey // Contemporary Pediatrics;May2005, Vol. 22 Issue 5, p41
Presents methods for determining a newborn's likelihood of developing severe jaundice. Guidelines for preventing and managing hyperbilirubinemia; Factors that affected the risk of severe hyperbilirubinemia; Clinical plan for managing the newborn readmitted for phototherapy or exchange...
- AAP guidelines for phototherapy in hospitalized infants born at â‰¥ 35 weeks' gestation. // Contemporary Pediatrics;May2005, Vol. 22 Issue 5, p50
Provides information on the American Academy of Pediatrics guidelines for the use of phototheraphy in hospitalized infants. Risk factors associated with phototherapy; Presence of hemolysis in a total serum bilirubin level that does not decrease or continues to rise in an infant who is receiving...