The value of first-day bilirubin measurement in predicting the development of significant hyperbilirubinemia in healthy term newborns


Alpay F., Sarici S., Tosuncuk H., Serdar M. A. , Inanc N., Gokcay E.

PEDIATRICS, vol.106, no.2, 2000 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 106 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2000
  • Doi Number: 10.1542/peds.106.2.e16
  • Title of Journal : PEDIATRICS

Abstract

Objective. The recognition, follow-up, and early treatment of neonatal jaundice has become more difficult, since the earlier discharge of newborns from hospitals has become common practice. This prospective study was undertaken to identify the newborns at risk for developing significant hyperbilirubinemia later during the first days of life by measuring the serum bilirubin levels of the first 5 days of life to determine the critical predictive serum bilirubin value on the first day of life.