publication . Article . 2009

Management of hyperbilirubinemia in near ... term newborns according to American Academy of Pediatrics Guidelines: Report of three cases

Naomi Esthemita Dewanto; Rinawati Rohsiswatmo;
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  • Published: 01 Apr 2009 Journal: Paediatrica Indonesiana (issn: 0030-9311, eissn: 2338-476X, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Indonesian Pediatric Society Publishing House
All neonates have a transient rise in bilirubin levels, and about 30-50% of infants become visibly jaundiced.1,2 Most jaundice is benign; however, because of the potential brain toxicity of bilirubin, newborn infants must be monitored to identify those who might develop severe hyperbilirubinemia and, in rare cases, acute bilirubin encephalopathy or kernicterus. Ten percent of term infants and 25% of near-term infants have significant hyperbilirubinemia and require phototherapy. 3 The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recommends procedures to reduce the incidence of severe hyperbilirubinemia and bilirubin encephalopath...
free text keywords: hyperbilirubinemia, newborns, American Academy of Pediatrics Guidelines, Medicine, R, Pediatrics, RJ1-570
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