Neonatal Jaundice - Overview and History
The word 'Jaundice' is derived from the French word 'Jaune' meaning yellow. It is indicative of the yellow coloring of the skin of newborns with neonatal Jaundice, caused by the presence of excessive serum bilirubin.
Bilirubin, a yellowish-red pigment formed during the breakdown of red blood cells (RBC), is normally present in the blood in small quantities. When there is excessive red blood cell breakdown, the bilirubin level in the blood goes up and it also gets deposited in the tissues, imparting a yellow color to the skin.
Latest Publications and Research on Neonatal JaundiceGlucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase deficiency in neonatal hyperbilirubinaemia: Hacettepe experience. - Published by PubMed
Randomised controlled trial of single phototherapy with reflecting curtains versus double phototherapy in term newborns with hyperbilirubinaemia. - Published by PubMed
Neonatal jaundice and its management: Knowledge, attitude, and practice among expectant mothers attending antenatal clinic at University of Benin Teaching Hospital, Benin City, Nigeria. - Published by PubMed
Birth trauma - Risk Factors and Short Term Neonatal Outcome. - Published by PubMed
Perinatal Outcomes in Preterm Growth-Restricted Twins: Effects of Gestational Age and Fetal Condition. - Published by PubMed