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Rehospitalisation for neonatal jaundice: risk factors and outcomes.
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PMID:  11703683     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
This case-control study sought to determine whether rehospitalisation for jaundice in newborns is associated with the length of hospital stay after birth and to identify risk factors for and outcomes of rehospitalisation for jaundice. It was carried out among women who delivered a normal, term infant vaginally at any of 10 medical centres from 1992 to 1994. Cases were infants rehospitalised with jaundice within 14 days of birth. Controls were randomly selected from normal, term infants delivered vaginally but not rehospitalised within 90 days of birth. Maternal medical records for pregnancy, labour and delivery care, records for all the birth hospitalisations, and rehospitalisations for the cases were abstracted. The length of birth hospitalisation did not differ between case and control infants, whether length was measured as a categorical variable or as a continuous measure (median = 22.8 h for cases and 23.3 h for controls, P = 0.931). Rehospitalisation for jaundice was associated with race/ethnicity, primiparity, preterm birth, breast feeding and suspicion of jaundice during the birth hospitalisation. None of the rehospitalised infants died, were diagnosed with kernicterus or required resuscitation. Attention to risks associated with jaundice rehospitalisation might reduce this undesirable, but not commonly severe, outcome.
A M Geiger; D B Petitti; J F Yao
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Paediatric and perinatal epidemiology     Volume:  15     ISSN:  0269-5022     ISO Abbreviation:  Paediatr Perinat Epidemiol     Publication Date:  2001 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2001-11-12     Completed Date:  2002-01-16     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8709766     Medline TA:  Paediatr Perinat Epidemiol     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  352-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Research and Evaluation Department, Kaiser Permanente Southern California, 100 S. Los Robles, Pasadena, CA 91188, USA.
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MeSH Terms
California / epidemiology
Case-Control Studies
Chi-Square Distribution
Infant, Newborn
Jaundice, Neonatal / epidemiology*
Length of Stay / statistics & numerical data
Logistic Models
Patient Discharge
Patient Readmission / statistics & numerical data*
Risk Factors
Statistics, Nonparametric

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