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Pattern and predictors of maternal care-seeking practices for severe neonatal jaundice in Nigeria: a multi-centre survey.
ABO hemolytic disease characterizes neonatal jaundice with a positive coombs test against the A or B antigens in babies born to mothers with blood group O.
The next section of the survey instrument aimed to assess the knowledge of the mothers regarding the definition of neonatal jaundice and what it entails, possible causes, treatment modalities, complications and how to detect neonatal jaundice in the newborn, using closed- and open-ended questions of multiple choice types.
Goedhals D, Krielb J, Hertzogc ML, Janse van Rensburg MN (2008) Human cytomegalovirus infection in infants with prolonged neonatal jaundice.
On the bases of our study results we strongly recommend further such studies, to find some solution to the increasing staff-patient difference, decrease the worries of parents, and to find an easier way of treating neonatal jaundice, at a rapid rate than usual, by applying additional beneficial therapies like kangaroo mother care and baby massage simultaneously along with phototherapy.
2% babies admitted for neonatal jaundice were G6PD deficient.
The answer can be based on the NICE (2010) guidelines on neonatal jaundice.
Neonatal jaundice is related to breast feeding in two primary clinical situations: firstly, newborns who receive inadequate breast feeding & have high concentration of indirect bilirubin during the first post natal week (breast non feeding jaundice).
Delaying cord clamping is not linked to neonatal jaundice or other adverse health effects and should be standard care after uncomplicated pregnancies, according to the study.
PAKISTAN Newborn babies, receive phototherapy treatment against neonatal jaundice, at the nursery room of a hospital in Rawalpindi.
In term infants, delayed clamping (waiting 1 or 2 minutes or until the cord stops pulsating) improves hemoglobin and ferritin levels, but slightly increases the risk of neonatal jaundice requiring phototherapy (strength of recommendation [SOR]: A, meta-analysis).
Although the majority of neonatal jaundice is benign, a small number of hyperbilirubinemia poses a major health problem in term of bilirubin encephalopathy or kernicterus (3).

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