Interpreting conjugated bilirubin levels in newborns.

  title={Interpreting conjugated bilirubin levels in newborns.},
  author={Adam Rahn Davis and Philip John Rosenthal and Gabriel J. Escobar and Thomas B. Newman},
  journal={The Journal of pediatrics},
  volume={158 4},
OBJECTIVE To examine the clinical significance of elevated conjugated bilirubin (CB) levels in newborns. STUDY DESIGN This retrospective study evaluated a birth cohort of 271 186 full-term newborns born within a Northern California hospital network from 1995 to 2004. All CB and direct bilirubin (DB) levels were available in a database and were correlated with the patients' inpatient and outpatient International Classification of Diseases, 9th Revision diagnoses. RESULTS The 99th percentile… CONTINUE READING