Treatment Options in Neonatal Jaundice

Phototherapy treatment will be sufficient for the vast majority of infants with unconjugated hyperbilirubinaemia who need treatment.  When it gets more serious, we turn to higher-risk treatments like IntraVenous Immunoglobulin or exchange transfusion. What evidence do we have to guide our decisions here? Every Special Care Nursery in the world has a bilirubin chart on the wall to guide us in terms...

June 30th, 2011 by colinparker 

Neonatal Jaundice

It takes a long time and a lot of exposure to become comfortable with jaundiced newborns. Maybe we just become less cautious or less thorough over time… Most of us feel the need to slow down and consider all the possibilities, before jumping to a benign diagnosis. Hopefully this little review will help you remember some of the basics of neonatal jaundice. [drawing by Charlotte Parker, medium:...

June 16th, 2011 by colinparker