Incidence, course, and prediction of hyperbilirubinemia in near-term and term newborns

Sarici S., Serdar M., Korkmaz A., Erdem G., Oran O., Tekinalp G., ...More

PEDIATRICS, vol.113, no.4, pp.775-780, 2004 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 113 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2004
  • Doi Number: 10.1542/peds.113.4.775
  • Journal Name: PEDIATRICS
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.775-780
  • Hacettepe University Affiliated: Yes


Objective. In this study, we investigated prospectively the incidence of significant hyperbilirubinemia and demographic and laboratory characteristics and pattern of serum bilirubin levels of near-term newborns (35 - 37 weeks' [245 - 265 days'] gestation) by comparing them with those of term newborns ( 38 - 42 weeks' [ 266 - 294 days'] gestation) longitudinally in the first 7 days of life; we also aimed to determine the value of an early (6th-hour) serum bilirubin measurement in predicting the development of significant hyperbilirubinemia later during the first week of life in near-term newborns.