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Rebound bilirubin levels in infants receiving phototherapy.
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PMID:  9821435     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A retrospective medical record review was completed for 264 consecutive newborns receiving phototherapy for hyperbilirubinemia to determine whether a "rebound" increase in total serum bilirubin (TSB) level occurs after termination of phototherapy. The difference between mean TSB levels at discontinuation of phototherapy and at rebound was calculated by paired t test. TSB levels at rebound were significantly lower than at discontinuation of phototherapy for infants weighing > 1800 g (positive and negative Coombs' test results). There were no statistically significant differences among infants in the smaller weight categories, regardless of Coombs' test results. Infants completing phototherapy for hyperbilirubinemia who are otherwise healthy do not require follow-up solely to identify a rebound bilirubin level.
R J Yetman; D K Parks; V Huseby; K Mistry; J Garcia
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of pediatrics     Volume:  133     ISSN:  0022-3476     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Pediatr.     Publication Date:  1998 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1998-12-01     Completed Date:  1998-12-01     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0375410     Medline TA:  J Pediatr     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  705-7     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Division of Community and General Pediatrics, University of Texas-Houston Medical School 77030, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Bilirubin / blood*
Birth Weight
Gestational Age
Infant, Newborn
Jaundice, Neonatal / blood,  therapy*
Retrospective Studies
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J Pediatr. 1999 Oct;135(4):531-2   [PMID:  10518123 ]
J Pediatr. 1999 Jun;134(6):796   [PMID:  10356159 ]

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