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This prospective study was conducted to evaluate the accuracy of transcutaneous bilirubinometry in preterm newborns less than 32 weeks of gestation. Serum bilirubin values measured by direct spectrophotometry were considered as standard, the range was 2.2-12.5 mg/dL. 32 jaundiced infants of less than 32 weeks of gestation without phototherapy, including 10(More)
AIMS The aim of this prospective study was to evaluate the accuracy of transcutaneous bilirubinometry using the Minolta Air-Shields JM-103 device in preterm newborns of gestational age 32-34 weeks, and to identify the most appropriate measurement site. METHODS Transcutaneous bilirubin (TcB) measurements were performed over forehead, sternum and abdomen,(More)
BACKGROUND Early-onset group B Streptococcal disease (EOGBSD) is a serious but preventable neonatal infection. Maternal intrapartum antibiotic prophylaxis (IAP) does not prevent all cases of the disease. Management of asymptomatic neonates of GBS colonized mothers is problematic. AIMS The objective of this prospective study was to determine whether(More)
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