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Transcutaneous bilirubinometry in Chinese and Malay neonates.
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PMID:  4083794     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
An evaluation of the Minolta/Airshields transcutaneous bilirubinometer (TcB) was made in 68 Chinese and 57 Malay fullterm infants, 18 Chinese premature infants and 9 infants undergoing phototherapy. A close correlation between the TcB index and bilirubin values was observed at all three sites measured--forehead, sternum and upper back--in both Chinese and Malay infants; though this correlation was not as close in premature infants. A high degree of reproducibility was demonstrated. The correlation was significantly closer in bilirubin values not exceeding 200 umol/l compared with values exceeding 200 umol/l. The TcB is a useful screening device for neonatal jaundice.
K L Tan
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Annals of the Academy of Medicine, Singapore     Volume:  14     ISSN:  0304-4602     ISO Abbreviation:  Ann. Acad. Med. Singap.     Publication Date:  1985 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1986-02-12     Completed Date:  1986-02-12     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7503289     Medline TA:  Ann Acad Med Singapore     Country:  SINGAPORE    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  591-4     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Bilirubin / analysis*
Ethnic Groups*
Infant, Newborn
Jaundice, Neonatal / diagnosis*
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