Early meconium evacuation: effect on neonatal hyperbilirubinemia.

  title={Early meconium evacuation: effect on neonatal hyperbilirubinemia.},
  author={J Y Chen and U P Ling and Jianghua Chen},
  journal={American journal of perinatology},
  volume={12 4},
Delayed passage of meconium may increase enterohepatic circulation of bilirubin, which appears to be an important contributor to neonatal jaundice. To evaluate the effect of early meconium evacuation on neonatal hyperbilirubinemia, between January 1993 and December 1993, 265 healthy neonates were studied and randomly divided into two groups. Group 1 consisted of 130 neonates who received glycerin enema (1 mL of glycerin mixed with 1 mL of warmed normal saline) within 30 minutes after birth and… CONTINUE READING