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Transcutaneous bilirubin--comparing the accuracy of BiliChek® and JM 103® in a regional postnatal unit.
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PMID:  20482289     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Process    
OBJECTIVE: Transcutaneous bilirubin (TcB) has the potential to reduce serum bilirubin sampling. During a recent survey on the use of TcB in postnatal units in the Republic of Ireland, we identified that only 58% of the 19 units were using TcB and that only two devices were in use, the BiliChek® and JM 103®. We aimed to evaluate and compare these two devices in a regional postnatal unit.
METHODS: To evaluate and compare the accuracy of the BiliChek® and JM 103®, we studied simultaneous TcB and total serum bilirubin (TSB) measurements from a population of jaundiced term and near term infants. We evaluated each device with regard to correlation with TSB and potential to safely reduce serum bilirubin testing.
RESULTS: Both TcB devices strongly correlated with TSB (r = 0.88 for BiliChek® and r = 0.70 for JM 103®. The BiliChek® and JM 103® were accurate up to cut-off values of 200 μmol/L and 180 μmol/L, respectively. Using Bhutani's nomogram, 100% sensitivity was achieved using the 75th percentile for BiliChek® and the 40th percentile for JM 103®.
CONCLUSION: Both TcB devices correlated closely with moderately increased TSB levels and are suitable screening tools to identify jaundiced infants that require a serum bilirubin, with upper limit cut-off values. Both devices reduced the need for TSB levels. We found the BiliChek® slightly more accurate than the JM 103® for our study population. TcB however, is not in widespread use.
Yvonne M Qualter; Nicholas M Allen; John D Corcoran; Donough J O'Donovan
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2010-05-19
Journal Detail:
Title:  The journal of maternal-fetal & neonatal medicine : the official journal of the European Association of Perinatal Medicine, the Federation of Asia and Oceania Perinatal Societies, the International Society of Perinatal Obstetricians     Volume:  24     ISSN:  1476-4954     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Matern. Fetal. Neonatal. Med.     Publication Date:  2011 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-01-14     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101136916     Medline TA:  J Matern Fetal Neonatal Med     Country:  England    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  267-70     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Midwifery, Galway University Hospital, Newcastle Road, Galway, Ireland.
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