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Jaundice in the preterm infant.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  16784058     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Around 80 per cent of preterm infants develop hyperbilirubinaemia characterised by jaundice. This condition is most commonly treated with phototherapy and/or exchange transfusion. There is conflicting evidence regarding the management of preterm infants receiving phototherapy, including fluid management regimes, thermoregulation and prevention of other complications. A though phototherapy appears to effectively treat preterm jaundice, aspects of its use remain controversial and its apparent success is not evidence based. Research must continue to facilitate the development of effective treatment and the establishment of evidence-based guidelines.
Authors:
Pamela Truman
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Paediatric nursing     Volume:  18     ISSN:  0962-9513     ISO Abbreviation:  Paediatr Nurs     Publication Date:  2006 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2006-06-20     Completed Date:  2006-07-14     Revised Date:  2007-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9013329     Medline TA:  Paediatr Nurs     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  20-2     Citation Subset:  N    
Affiliation:
South Birmingham Primary Care Trust.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Attitude to Health
Causality
Cost of Illness
Evidence-Based Medicine / methods*,  standards
Exchange Transfusion, Whole Blood / methods,  standards
Humans
Infant, Newborn
Infant, Premature, Diseases* / etiology,  therapy
Intensive Care, Neonatal / methods*,  standards
Jaundice, Neonatal* / etiology,  therapy
Kernicterus / etiology,  prevention & control
Parents / psychology
Phototherapy / methods,  psychology,  standards
Practice Guidelines as Topic
Treatment Outcome

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