Document Detail


Physiologic jaundice in the Nigerian neonate.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  3370258     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
In the course of a systemic study of physiologic hyperbilirubinaemia, 200 Nigerian newborn infants were evaluated daily over a 12-day period. The pre-term and post-term neonates exhibited a distinct biphasic pattern of hyperbilirubinaemia. Mean peak bilirubin levels of 8.20 mg/dl for the pre-term, 7.15 mg/dl for the post-term and 8.34 for the term were attained on the fourth, third and fifth days, respectively. Term small for gestational age neonates experienced mean peak bilirubin levels of 7.02 mg/dl at the age of 4 days and maintained a sustained elevation for as long as the last day of the study. Higher values of physiologic hyperbilirubinaemia are observed in this study than has been reported for American neonates.
Authors:
A A Okolo; J A Omene; A B Scott-Emuakpor
Related Documents :
1379158 - Management of neonatal hyperbilirubinaemia and prevention of kernicterus.
7407278 - Vitamin e serum levels in newborn infants undergoing phototherapy.
8748078 - Bilirubin index: a new standard for intervention?
7531638 - Increased bilirubin production, ceruloplasmin concentrations and hyperbilirubinaemia in...
18357828 - How does cricotracheal resection affect the female voice?
2025028 - Apnoea, bradycardia, and oxygen saturation in preterm infants.
Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Biology of the neonate     Volume:  53     ISSN:  0006-3126     ISO Abbreviation:  Biol. Neonate     Publication Date:  1988  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1988-06-24     Completed Date:  1988-06-24     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0247551     Medline TA:  Biol Neonate     Country:  SWITZERLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  132-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Department of Child Health, College of Medical Sciences, University of Benin, Nigeria.
Export Citation:
APA/MLA Format     Download EndNote     Download BibTex
MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Bilirubin / blood
Female
Humans
Infant, Newborn / blood,  physiology
Infant, Postmature / blood,  physiology
Infant, Premature / blood,  physiology
Infant, Small for Gestational Age / blood,  physiology
Jaundice, Neonatal / blood,  epidemiology,  physiopathology*
Male
Nigeria
Chemical
Reg. No./Substance:
635-65-4/Bilirubin

From MEDLINE®/PubMed®, a database of the U.S. National Library of Medicine


Previous Document:  Serum lipoproteins in venous blood serum from birth to the end of the first week: feeding influences...
Next Document:  Relationship between maternal parity, basal prolactin levels and neonatal breast milk intake.