Utility of a new transcutaneous jaundice device with two optical paths in premature infants.

@article{Namba2007UtilityOA,
  title={Utility of a new transcutaneous jaundice device with two optical paths in premature infants.},
  author={Fumihiko Namba and Hiroyuki Kitajima},
  journal={Pediatrics international : official journal of the Japan Pediatric Society},
  year={2007},
  volume={49 4},
  pages={497-501}
}
BACKGROUND Hyperbilirubinemia may cause dysfunction of the central nervous system of newborn infants. Recently, a new transcutaneous bilirubin device has been developed, which is not limited by maturity or melanin concentration of the skin. However, there have been few reports limiting the subjects to preterm and very low-birthweight (VLBW) infants. METHODS Transcutaneous bilirubin (TcB) and total serum bilirubin (TSB) were measured within 1 h of time lag in 50 premature infants. TcB was… CONTINUE READING

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