|Care of the Jaundiced Neonate|
Chapter 6. The Epidemiology of Neonatal HyperbilirubinemiaM. Jeffrey Maisels and Thomas B. Newman
Topics Discussed: gastroenterology and hepatology; hyperbilirubinemia; neonatal jaundice; neonatology.
Sections: Ethnic and Familial Factors, Genetic Factors, Maternal Factors, Events during Labor and Delivery, Neonatal Factors, Normal Bilirubin Values, The Natural History of Neonatal Bilirubinemia, References.
Excerpt:"In order to develop an approach to the diagnosis and management of the jaundiced newborn, it is necessary to understand the nonpathologic factors that can affect bilirubin levels in the normal newborn infant as well as the natural history of neonatal bilirubinemia. Many factors have been identified in large epidemiologic studies as having some effect on neonatal bilirubin levels,1 but their clinical relevance is often questionable. Those that have been shown in recent studies to have an important influence on total serum bilirubin (TSB) levels are listed in Table 6-1...."
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