Document Detail


Surveillance of extreme hyperbilirubinaemia in Denmark. A method to identify the newborn infants.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  18482165     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
AIM: To describe the incidence of infants born at term or near-term with extreme hyperbilirubinaemia. METHODS: The study period was between 1 January 2002 and 31 December 2005, and included all infants born alive at term or near-term in Denmark. Medical reports on all newborn infants with a total serum bilirubin concentration (TSB) > or = 450 micromol/L were obtained by linking laboratory data to the unique Danish personal identification number. RESULTS: In total, 113 infants were included, that is, an incidence of 45/100,000 live births. Thirty-seven infants presented in hospital, 2 after home birth and the others after having been discharged. The maximum TSB was 485 (450-734) micromol/L (median [range]) and appeared latest amongst those infants admitted from home, but was not different from the maximum TSB of the nondischarged infants. Forty-three infants had symptoms of early-phase acute bilirubin encephalopathy; one infant had advanced-phase symptoms. Four infants received an exchange transfusion. ABO blood group incompatibility was present in 52 infants. Thirty-seven infants were of non-Caucasian descent. CONCLUSION: A method to obtain the national epidemiological data is presented. The observed incidence of extreme hyperbilirubinaemia is higher than previously reported in Denmark. This is mainly due to a very sensitive method of identifying the study group.
Authors:
Jesper Vandborg Bjerre; Jes Reinholdt Petersen; Finn Ebbesen
Related Documents :
7267225 - Effects of acidosis on the activity of creatine phosphokinase and its isoenzymes in the...
9779335 - Severe neonatal hyperbilirubinemia. a potential complication of glucose-6-phosphate deh...
3091095 - Serum diamine oxidase in the neonate.
3686655 - Anti-ata causing mild hemolytic disease of the newborn.
7805995 - Vaginal delivery after one cesarean section.
8831365 - Interatrial septal aneurysms and atrial arrhythmias in infants.
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2008-05-14
Journal Detail:
Title:  Acta paediatrica (Oslo, Norway : 1992)     Volume:  97     ISSN:  0803-5253     ISO Abbreviation:  Acta Paediatr.     Publication Date:  2008 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-07-29     Completed Date:  2008-11-18     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9205968     Medline TA:  Acta Paediatr     Country:  Norway    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1030-4     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Department of Paediatrics, University Hospital Skejby, Aarhus, Denmark. jvbjerre@dadlnet.dk
Export Citation:
APA/MLA Format     Download EndNote     Download BibTex
MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Coombs' Test
Denmark / epidemiology
Gestational Age
Humans
Hyperbilirubinemia / diagnosis,  epidemiology*,  physiopathology*
Incidence
Infant, Newborn
Mass Screening / methods*
Population Surveillance / methods*
Prevalence
Severity of Illness Index
Comments/Corrections
Comment In:
Acta Paediatr. 2008 Aug;97(8):1002-3   [PMID:  18540903 ]

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


Previous Document:  Cell cycle elongation impairs proliferation of cerebellar granule cell precursors in the Ts65Dn mous...
Next Document:  Early nasal continuous positive airway pressure and low threshold for intubation in very preterm inf...