Conclusions: Currently minor erythrocyte antigens are not being investigated routinely in neonatal jaundice
and stool production in breast-or-formula-fed term infants.
Presence ofthe genetic marker for Gilbert's syndrome is associated with increased level and duration of neonatal jaundice
Phototherapy is a well-established and safe treatment of neonatal jaundice
Other studies show that lighting can cure neonatal jaundice
, psoriasis and other skin diseases, seasonal affective disorder, and sleep disorders, prevent myopia, and counteract airborne disease transmission.
Serum bilirubin level, typically measured in a capillary specimen obtained by performing a heel puncture, is critical in the management of neonatal jaundice
Study limitations included lack of ethnic diversity (83 percent of infants were Black/African American, who have a lower incidence of neonatal hyperbilirubinemia than Caucasians and Asians), exclusion of women with Rh incompatibility, and exclusion of women who had a previous infant with hemolytic disease and/or neonatal jaundice
Morbidity and mortality associated with neonatal jaundice
occur where there is failure to identify at-risk infants and delay in implementing therapy.
Her son, Cal, suffered brain damage called kernicterus five days after his birth in 1995 when his neonatal jaundice
Whole Blood Bilirubin Screening at the POC Improves Neonatal Outcomes and Workflow Efficiency" covers guidelines on neonatal jaundice
and hyperbilirubinemia; the challenges with existing testing methodologies; and whole-blood point-of-care total bilirubin testing.
Clinicians have long known that neonatal jaundice
progresses from head to foot, as shown by yellowing of the baby's skin.
Transcutaneous bilirubinometry: its role in the assessment of neonatal jaundice
Poor muscle strength and tone in the first hours * Neonatal jaundice
* Decreased maternal-infant bonding, behavioral
is treated with phototherapy on the ward.
New guidelines have been developed by the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE)1 to increase accuracy in detection and management of neonatal jaundice
, and particularly to prevent kernicterus.