publication . Article . 2007

Predictive risk factors for moderate to severe hyperbilirubinemia

Gláucia Macedo de Lima; Maria Amélia Sayeg Campos Porto; Arnaldo Prata Barbosa; Antonio José Ledo Alves da Cunha;
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  • Published: 01 Dec 2007 Journal: Einstein (São Paulo) (issn: 1679-4508, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Instituto Israelita de Ensino e Pesquisa Albert Einstein
Objective: to describe predictive factors for severity of neonataljaundice in newborn infants treated at the University Neonatal Clinic,highlighting maternal, obstetric and neonatal factors. Methods: Acohort retrospective study by means of review of medical charts todefine risk factors associated with moderate and severe jaundice.The cohort consisted of newborns diagnosed with indirect neonatalhyperbilirubinemia and submitted to phototherapy. Risk was classifiedas maternal, prenatal, obstetric and neonatal factors; risk estimationwas based on the odds ratio (95% confidence interval); a bi-variantmultivariate regression logistic analysis was applied to variables ...
free text keywords: Neonatal jaundice, Hyperbilirubinemia, neonatal, Phototherapy, Risk factors, kernicterus, Medicine, R
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