The Bhutani Nomogram Reduces Incidence of Severe Hyperbilirubinaemia in Term and Near Term Infants

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/558632
Title:
The Bhutani Nomogram Reduces Incidence of Severe Hyperbilirubinaemia in Term and Near Term Infants
Authors:
O’Reilly, P; Walsh, O; Allen, NM; Corcoran, JD
Publisher:
Irish Medical Journal
Journal:
Irish Medical Journal
Issue Date:
Jun-2015
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/558632
Abstract:
Very high bilirubin levels can have devastating neurodevelopmental effects on infants including hearing loss and cerebral palsy. A previous study in our institution determined the rate of, and factors associated with, bilirubin values above exchange transfusion level. Since this study the Bhutani nomogram was introduced to help identify infants at risk of severe hyperbilirubinaemia. In our study we looked at the initial serum bilirubin taken in infants e36weeks and e2.5kgs. Our results show that since this nomogram was introduced there has been a significant reduction in the number of infants reaching exchange transfusion levels. We also showed that the Bhutani nomogram could successfully be used in a population of unknown direct Coombs status.
Item Type:
Article
Language:
en
Keywords:
HEARING DISORDERS; INFANT; CEREBRAL PALSY
Local subject classification:
BILIRUBIN

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorO’Reilly, Pen
dc.contributor.authorWalsh, Oen
dc.contributor.authorAllen, NMen
dc.contributor.authorCorcoran, JDen
dc.date.accessioned2015-06-29T14:19:07Zen
dc.date.available2015-06-29T14:19:07Zen
dc.date.issued2015-06en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/558632en
dc.description.abstractVery high bilirubin levels can have devastating neurodevelopmental effects on infants including hearing loss and cerebral palsy. A previous study in our institution determined the rate of, and factors associated with, bilirubin values above exchange transfusion level. Since this study the Bhutani nomogram was introduced to help identify infants at risk of severe hyperbilirubinaemia. In our study we looked at the initial serum bilirubin taken in infants e36weeks and e2.5kgs. Our results show that since this nomogram was introduced there has been a significant reduction in the number of infants reaching exchange transfusion levels. We also showed that the Bhutani nomogram could successfully be used in a population of unknown direct Coombs status.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherIrish Medical Journalen
dc.subjectHEARING DISORDERSen
dc.subjectINFANTen
dc.subjectCEREBRAL PALSYen
dc.subject.otherBILIRUBINen
dc.titleThe Bhutani Nomogram Reduces Incidence of Severe Hyperbilirubinaemia in Term and Near Term Infantsen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.journalIrish Medical Journalen
dc.description.fundingNo fundingen
dc.description.provinceLeinsteren
dc.description.peer-reviewpeer-reviewen
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