Itsuro Yamanouchi

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A new noninvasive bilirubinometer (Tc BM), which measures transcutaneous bilirubin level of the newborn, was developed as a joint effort by the present authors and the Minolta Camera Company, Ltd. A series of linear relationships were found to exist between total serum bilirubin concentration and yellowish skin color intensity in both term and(More)
The various physiologic factors which might influence the time of first meconium passage were studied in 62 healthy full-term newborn infants. Thirty-two babies were born vaginally and 30 by elective cesarean section. Infants born vaginally were more acidotic and passed first stool earlier compared to those born by cesarean section. The same applies to(More)
We studied the influence of method of delivery on TcB readings at the forehead and sternum in full term neonates in the first week of life. Our present study demonstrated that TcB readings at the forehead and sternum of the infants delivered by cesarean section were significantly lower than readings from infants delivered vaginally without complications,(More)
A total of 576 transcutaneous bilirubin measurements were performed on 336 Japanese full-term breast-fed newborn infants during the first twelve days of life. Our present study revealed that transcutaneous bilirubin measurements obtained from the forehead, chest, and sternum correlated well with serum bilirubin concentrations measured by AO bilirubinometer(More)
The relation between the frequency of breast-feeding and intake, weight loss, meconium passage, and bilirubin levels was studied in 140 healthy, full-term, breast-fed, Japanese neonates born vaginally without complications. Factors affecting the frequency of breast-feeding were also evaluated. Mothers nursed their neonates, on average, 4.3 +/- 2.5 (SD)(More)
The purpose of this study was to determine whether daylight might affect the accuracy and reliability of TcB measurement at the forehead and sternum. One hundred and seven full-term newborn infants were divided into two groups. Babies in group I (N = 59) were kept near the window which was sometimes directly exposed to daylight, and babies in group II (N =(More)
The purpose of this study was to determine whether the postnatal age might affect the accuracy and reliability of transcutaneous bilirubin measurements. A total of 576 transcutaneous bilirubin measurements were performed on 336 Japanese full-term breast-fed newborn infants during the first 12 days of life. We divided them into three groups according to(More)
We studied the relationship between rooming-in/not rooming-in and breast-feeding variables such as breast feeding frequency, breast milk intake, supplements of other human milk or 5% glucose solution, cumulative weight loss, weight recovery and hyperbilirubinemia. We found that the breast feeding frequency was significantly higher in infants rooming-in than(More)
Skin bilirubin (transcutaneous bilirubinometry, TcB, reading) and serum bilirubin kinetics were studied in 20 full-term hyperbilirubinemic infants during and after phototherapy. TcB readings at the chest site decreased after 2 h of phototherapy from 28.0 to 21.3 (25% of initial TcB reading, p less than 0.001) and thereafter continued to decrease in a(More)