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Care of the jaundiced neonate.


Care of the jaundiced neonate.

Ed. by David K. Stevenson, M. Jeffrey Maisels and Jon F. Watchko.



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Stevenson (pediatrics, Stanford U.) et al. present 13 chapters by pediatrics and other specialists from the US, Europe, and Nigeria, who detail the basic science and clinical information for understanding neonatal jaundice and associated brain damage and care of the jaundiced neonate. They address genetics, biochemistry, transport, metabolism of bilirubin, the physiology and epidemiology of neonatal hyperbilirubinemia, public policy measures, clinical management, and interventions for the prevention and treatment of hyperbilirubinemia and bilirubin encephalopathy in low and middle-income countries. They also discuss the pathobiology of bilirubin-induced neurotoxicity, the clinical diagnosis and outcome of kernicterus, the contributions of hemolytic disease and glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase deficiency to hyperbilirubinemia, and risk assessment and treatment with phototherapy and other modalities.

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Date:Feb 1, 2013
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