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Current Pediatric Reviews

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ISSN (Print): 1573-3963
ISSN (Online): 1875-6336

Review Article (Mini-Review)

Neonatal Hyperbilirubinemia: An Updated Appraisal of National Guidelines

Author(s): Letizia Capasso*, Marta Palma, Clara Coppola, Serena Salomè, Valentina Esposito, Lidia Grappone and Francesco Raimondi

Volume 16 , Issue 4 , 2020

Page: [298 - 306] Pages: 9

DOI: 10.2174/1573396316666200928101553

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Abstract

Recent reports from several developed countries have documented a resurgence of bilirubin encephalopathy causing both healthcare and forensic issues. For these reasons, many national pediatric societies have issued recommendations on the diagnosis and the treatment of clinically significant neonatal hyperbilirubinemia. The differences among individual national documents may have an impact on neonatal healthcare. This paper shortly reviews the advantages and the shortcomings of the main international guidelines with a focus on the available evidence.

Keywords: Neonatal, hyperbilirubinemia, subthalamic nucleus nuclei, bilirubin, globus pallidus, choreoathetosis.


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