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Jaundice and kernicterus in the moderately preterm infant.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  24182955     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Moderate preterm infants remain at increased risk for adverse outcomes, including acute bilirubin encephalopathy (ABE). Evidence-based guidelines for management of hyperbilirubinemia in preterm infants less than 35 weeks' gestational age are not yet optimized. High concentrations of unconjugated bilirubin can cause permanent posticteric neurologic sequelae (kernicterus). Clinical manifestations of ABE in preterm infants are similar to, but often more subtle than, those of term infants. This review outlines clinical strategies to operationalize management of hyperbilirubinemia in moderately preterm infants to meet recently published consensus-based recommendations.
Authors:
Matthew B Wallenstein; Vinod K Bhutani
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2013-09-20
Journal Detail:
Title:  Clinics in perinatology     Volume:  40     ISSN:  1557-9840     ISO Abbreviation:  Clin Perinatol     Publication Date:  2013 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-11-04     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7501306     Medline TA:  Clin Perinatol     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  679-88     Citation Subset:  IM    
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Copyright © 2013 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Affiliation:
Division of Neonatal-Developmental Medicine, Department of Pediatrics, Lucile Packard Children's Hospital, Stanford University School of Medicine, 750 Welch Road #315, Stanford, CA 94304, USA.
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