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Hyperbilirubinemia in the 2000s: what should we do next?
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PMID:  14703589     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Changes in healthcare policy mandating early discharge of healthy, full-term infants and the higher prevalence of breast-feeding of newborns have contributed to an increased number of term infants being readmitted to the hospital for hyperbilirubinemia. At high levels, total serum bilirubin causes kernicterus, which is associated with severe neurological sequelae. This article provides a review of prior studies that have examined whether and at what levels total serum bilirubin affects neurodevelopmental outcome in term infants. In addition, the article reviews some approaches in the literature that suggest means of preventing high levels of hyperbilirubinemia in term infants.
Gail Ross
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  American journal of perinatology     Volume:  20     ISSN:  0735-1631     ISO Abbreviation:  Am J Perinatol     Publication Date:  2003 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2004-01-02     Completed Date:  2004-04-08     Revised Date:  2007-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8405212     Medline TA:  Am J Perinatol     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  415-24     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Pediatrics, Weill Medical College of Cornell University, New York, New York, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Bilirubin / blood
Child Development
Infant, Newborn
Jaundice, Neonatal / blood,  diagnosis,  epidemiology*,  therapy*
Kernicterus / blood,  diagnosis,  epidemiology,  therapy
Neonatology / methods,  trends*
Outcome Assessment (Health Care)
Population Surveillance
Practice Guidelines as Topic
United States / epidemiology
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