TITLE

American Academy of Pediatrics guidelines for detecting neonatal hyperbilirubinaemia and preventing kernicterus

AUTHOR(S)
Manning, D.
PUB. DATE
November 2005
SOURCE
Archives of Disease in Childhood -- Fetal & Neonatal Edition;Nov2005, Vol. 90 Issue 6, pF450
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
journal article
ABSTRACT
This article focuses on the implications of changes made in guidelines issued by the American Academy of Pediatrics for detecting neonatal hyperbilirubinaemia and preventing kernicterus in Great Britain. One of the most important changes is to extend the scope from full term infants to those of 35 weeks gestation or greater. This change acknowledges that near term infants are being discharged earlier, and may be particularly vulnerable to jaundice because of relative feeding difficulty and hepatic immaturity. Another substantial change is the inclusion of rather complex recommendations on risk assessment before discharge for severe jaundice, and targeted follow up based on this after discharge.
ACCESSION #
18940231

 

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