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Effect of universal neonatal transcutaneous bilirubin screening on blood draws for bilirubin analysis and phototherapy usage.
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PMID:  22343396     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Objective:To determine the effect of universal transcutaneous bilirubin (TcB) screening on total serum bilirubin (TSB) blood draws and phototherapy usage.Study Design:The subjects were infants 36 weeks gestation. In period 1, TSB was ordered based on clinical factors. In period 2, all infants underwent predischarge TcB measurement; infants with adjusted TcB values in the high-intermediate or high-risk zones had TSB ordered. Data were extracted through chart review.Result:TSB measurements per 1000 infants decreased from 717 to 713 (P=0.008) between period 1 and 2, with more outpatient and less inpatient blood draws in period 2. Between periods 1 and 2, total phototherapy decreased from 59 to 39 per 1000 infants (P<0.0001), with less inpatient and more readmission phototherapy.Conclusion:Universal TcB screening was implemented without increasing total blood draws or phototherapy treatment; however, it was associated with a shift in blood draws and phototherapy usage from inpatients to outpatients.Journal of Perinatology advance online publication, 16 February 2012; doi:10.1038/jp.2012.10.
A C Wickremasinghe; B S Karon; A K Saenger; W J Cook
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-2-16
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of perinatology : official journal of the California Perinatal Association     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1476-5543     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2012 Feb 
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Created Date:  2012-2-20     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  8501884     Medline TA:  J Perinatol     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Departments of Pediatric & Adolescent Medicine, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN, USA.
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