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Bilirubinemia in asphyxiated term infants. A clinical observation.
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PMID:  8936698     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Recent clinical observations suggested that serum bilirubin levels remain low following perinatal asphyxia. This study was performed to determine the peak serum bilirubin concentrations in asphyxiated term infants and to compare these levels with those in a group of non-asphyxiated term infants. The medical records of 28 asphyxiated (Apgar < 7 at 5 minutes) and 947 non-asphyxiated term infants born during the same period of time were reviewed to obtain data on peak serum bilirubin concentrations for statistical comparison. The statistical mean for the peak serum bilirubin concentrations in the 28 asphyxiated infants was 5.0 mg/dl (+3.1 SD) while that for the 947 non-asphyxiated infants was 8.9 mg/dl (+3.7, p < .001). The findings in this study indicate that low peak bilirubin levels should be expected in asphyxiated term infants and may be helpful as a biochemical marker before the mechanism of action is known.
H Harrison; R W Coen
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Alaska medicine     Volume:  38     ISSN:  0002-4538     ISO Abbreviation:  Alaska Med     Publication Date:    1996 Jul-Sep
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1997-01-02     Completed Date:  1997-01-02     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0370457     Medline TA:  Alaska Med     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  98-100     Citation Subset:  IM    
Alaska Neonatology Associates, Anchorage 99508, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Asphyxia / physiopathology*
Bilirubin / analysis,  blood*
Biological Markers
Body Weight
Gestational Age
Hyperbilirubinemia / physiopathology*
Infant, Newborn
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Biological Markers; 635-65-4/Bilirubin

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