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Revista Cubana de Pediatría

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CAMPO GONZALEZ, Ana; ALONSO URIA, Rosa María; AMADOR MORAN, Rafael  and  BALLESTE LOPEZ, Irka. Comparison of two diagnostic methods of neonatal jaundice. Rev Cubana Pediatr [online]. 2012, vol.84, n.1, pp.67-72. ISSN 0034-7531.

Introduction: the neonatal jaundice is one of the more frequent syndromes of the neonatology. Treatment to icteric newborn has had historically different guidelines for its decisions. Objective: to establish a comparison among the diagnostic methods of the visual scale and the dosing in blood of the total bilirubin in newborns. Methods: a cross-sectional, descriptive and observational research was conducted in the Gynecology Obstetrics Teaching Hospital of Guanabacoa municipality from January to July, 2008. Sample included 86 newborns. Results: the great number of newborns was the term ones and those with a normal weight. There was predominance of the IV zone of the Kramer's visual scale. The great figure of cases had values of serum bilirubin between 10-12 mg/dL. Conclusions: there was a relation between both methods of assessment of the neonatal jaundice.

Keywords : neonatal jaundice; Kramer visual estimation; serum values.

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