Published in Women's Health Weekly, August 5th, 2004
The guidelines were promulgated by the AAP Subcommittee on Hyperbilirubinemia and published in the July issue of Pediatrics (Pediatrics 2004; 114:297-316). These new guidelines entitled: "Management of Hyperbilirubinemia in the Newborn Infant 35 or More Weeks of Gestation" supersedes earlier guidelines published in 1994.
In publishing these new guidelines the AAP has increased its recommendations for vigilance of newborns for development of severe jaundice and prevention of kernicterus (brain damage secondary to severe jaundice) during...
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