Transcutaneous bilirubinometry in preterm neonates

L Stillova, K Matasova, M Zibolen, J Stilla, H Kolarovszka
Indian Pediatrics 2009, 46 (5): 405-8
This prospective study was conducted to evaluate the accuracy of transcutaneous bilirubinometry in preterm newborns less than 32 weeks of gestation. Serum bilirubin values measured by direct spectrophotometry were considered as standard, the range was 2.2-12.5 mg/dL. 32 jaundiced infants of less than 32 weeks of gestation without phototherapy, including 10 ELBW neonates, were enrolled. Close correlation (R=0.933) existed between total serum bilirubin and transcutaneous bilirubin values measured over sternum.

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