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Factors associated with extreme hyperbilirubinaemia in neonates at the University Hospital of the West Indies.
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PMID:  22595218     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
AIM: To determine factors associated with extreme hyperbilirubinaemia in neonates at the University Hospital of the West Indies.
METHODS: A retrospective review of all neonates with hyperbilirubinaemia requiring medical intervention at the University Hospital of the West Indies between 1 January 2006 and 30 June 2007 was performed. Factors associated with extreme hyperbilirubinaemia were determined using multiple logistic regression models.
RESULTS: A total of 170 neonates fulfilled the inclusion criteria for the study and 15 (9%) of them had extreme hyperbilirubinaemia. The majority (97, 57%) were term infants and 103 (61%) were male. Exclusively breastfed neonates were more likely to have extreme hyperbilirubinaemia (OR 2·6, 95% CI 0·01-0·6). Neonates whose mothers received oxytocin during labour (OR 2·7, 95% CI 0·02-0·3) and those who were G6PD-deficient (OR 2·6, 95% CI 0·01-0·5) were more likely to have extreme hyperbilurubinaemia.
CONCLUSION: Exclusive breastfeeding, oxytocin use in the mother during labour and G6PD deficiency in the infant were found to be factors associated with extreme hyperbilirubinaemia.
H Trotman; C Henny-Harry
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Paediatrics and international child health     Volume:  32     ISSN:  2046-9055     ISO Abbreviation:  Paediatr Int Child Health     Publication Date:  2012  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-05-18     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101582666     Medline TA:  Paediatr Int Child Health     Country:  England    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  97-101     Citation Subset:  IM    
University of the West Indies, Mona, St Andrew, Jamaica.
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