Routine transcutaneous bilirubin measurements combined with clinical risk factors improve the prediction of subsequent hyperbilirubinemia

@article{Maisels2009RoutineTB,
  title={Routine transcutaneous bilirubin measurements combined with clinical risk factors improve the prediction of subsequent hyperbilirubinemia},
  author={M. Jeffrey Maisels and Jennifer DeRidder and Elizabeth A Kring and Mamtha Balasubramaniam},
  journal={Journal of Perinatology},
  year={2009},
  volume={29},
  pages={612-617}
}
Objective:To evaluate predischarge transcutaneous bilirubin (TcB) measurements combined with risk factors as predictors of the risk of a subsequent total serum bilirubin (TSB) ⩾17 mg per 100 ml (291 μmol l−1).Study Design:Routine TcB measurements are obtained daily for all infants in our well baby nursery. We performed a nested case–control study comparing all 75 infants who had been readmitted with TSB ⩾17 mg per 100 ml (291 μmol l−1) between 1 February 2005 and 28 February 2007 with randomly… CONTINUE READING