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dc.contributorIskander, I.EN
dc.contributorGamaleldin, R.EN
dc.contributorKabbani, M.EN
dc.date.accessioned2014-06-17T10:18:36Z
dc.date.available2014-06-17T10:18:36Z
dc.date.issued2012EN
dc.identifier.issn1020-3397EN
dc.identifier.otherhttp://applications.emro.who.int/emhj/v18/08/2012_18_8_882_887.pdfEN
dc.identifier.urihttp://www.who.int/iris/handle/10665/118550
dc.description882 - 887EN
dc.description.abstractThis study aimed to understand the reasons for late presentation of cases of severe neonatal hyperbilirubinaemia. We administered a questionnaire to parents of 130 infants with severe jaundice admitted to Cairo University Children's Hospital neonatal intensive care unit at age >/= 6 days over an 18-month period. Although 125 infants [‎96.2%]‎ were delivered in a health care facility, no discharge physical examination was performed in 99/125 cases [‎79.2%]‎. No parent was given instructions about neonatal jaundice and no follow-up appointments were scheduled. Parents of 109 infants sought medical advice prior to hospital readmission; most babies were assessed clinically, but serum bilirubin was measured in only one-quarter of cases [‎28/109]‎. Medical advice included placing the infant under a neon lamp at home [‎87/109 cases]‎, advice to supplement breastfeeding [‎75/109]‎ and prescribed medications, including vitamins [‎15/109]‎. Increasing the availability of inexpensive point-of-care diagnostic instruments and phototherapy units in health care facilities are urgently neededEN
dc.language.isoenEN
dc.relation.ispartofseriesEMHJ - Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal, 18 (‎8)‎, 882 - 887, 2012EN
dc.subjectDelayed DiagnosisEN
dc.subjectQuestionnairesEN
dc.subjectParentsEN
dc.subjectHospitals, PublicEN
dc.subjectJaundice, NeonatalEN
dc.subject.meshHyperbilirubinemia, NeonatalEN
dc.titleRoot causes for late presentation of severe neonatal hyperbilirubinaemia in EgyptEN


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