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How does phototherapy cure jaundice for newborn babies?

Dr. Jay Park Dr. Park
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How does phototherapy cure jaundice for newborn babies?

Excrete via urine: Jaundice is a result of accumulation of bilirubin, end product of destroyed red cells. The bilirubins deposited under skin undergoes change in physical character when exposed to special light, i.e. To become water soluble. This change allows excess bilirubins deposited under skin to be excreted through urine. ...Read more

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Jaundice (Definition)

Jaundice is the accumulation in the body of bilirubin. Normally it is excreted by the liver, via the bile. For a lot of different reasons, sometimes the bilirubin can accumulate. The most common reasons are a problem with the liver or the bile duct. This can make the skin and/or the whites of the eyes turn yellow. If this occurs, see your ...Read more


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How common is neonatal jaundice?

How common is neonatal jaundice?

Very: Most term normal newborns become jaundiced peaking around the 3rd to 5th day of life. Their livers being a bit immature have trouble breaking down bilirrubin, the substance that make you jaundiced. This type of jaundice resolves in the first 2 weeks. If you are nursing your baby, the yellow pigment may linger a bit. Babies that are premature or have medical problems, may have more serious jaundice. ...Read more

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What causes most neonatal jaundice?

What causes most neonatal jaundice?

Jaundice: Most physiologic neonatal jaundice is caused by immaturity of the liver and inability to process all of the breakdown products of red blood cells leading to a build up of bilirubin. This may be exacerbated in breast fed infants. There are causes of neonatal jaundice that can represent disease states, but these are not the most n cause of neonatal jaindice. ...Read more

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Treatment for adult with bilirubin level 24 due to alcoholic jaundice?

Treatment for adult with  bilirubin level 24 due to alcoholic jaundice?

Stop Alcohol/nutriti: There is no way to predict how high the bilirubin can go, it may go higher if you keep drinking first step is to stop drinkin second is proper nutrition naltrexone or acamprostate may be prescribed in some cases in late stage with cirrhosis liver transplant nothing will work if one keeps drinking, will lead to cirrhosis and liver failure in time. ...Read more

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What is newborn jaundice?

What is newborn jaundice?

Excessive bilirubin : Jaundice occurs when a substance called bilirubin accumulates in the baby's body that may cause a yellowing of the eyes & skin. It is a product of broken down red blood cells that usually cleared by the liver, kidneys & intestines. As the newborn's organs are not fully mature at birth, sometimes more bilirubin accumulates. If the level is too high, it may need to be treated using phototherapy. ...Read more

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My newborn has bilirubin which is causing jaundice. How is this treated?

My newborn has bilirubin which is causing jaundice. How is this treated?

Bilirubin: This is very common to have physiologic jaundice from days 4-6 of life. The liver is immature to break down the bilirubin, which can lead to some elevated numbers which causes the jaundice. There are other risk factors that can cause jaundice as well, like a cross reactivity bt babies and your blood type, prematurity,etc. Usually time will improve it, but sometimes the baby will need phototherapy ...Read more

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How long does cystic fibrosis jaundice in newborn lasts?

How long does cystic fibrosis jaundice in newborn lasts?

CF: If your child as been diagnosed with CF please find a skilled health care practitionner to help you manage all the issues surrounding cf. ...Read more

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How quickly following overdosing on acetaminophen does jaundice appear?

How quickly following overdosing on acetaminophen does jaundice appear?

It depends: Jaundice is one of the late symptoms of tylenol (acetaminophen) overdose, but can occur in hours or up to 72 hours. If you have that you need to go to the emergency room right away. ...Read more

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How often will newborn screening need retested?

How often will newborn screening need retested?

Varies: In my state a screening is obtained prior to hospital discharge and again at a week or more. This will pick up the majority of issues including those that can be distorted by lack of early feeding activity(pku). Later testing is usually limited to specific tests for any suspected problem. ...Read more

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Can newborn jaundice cause longterm medical problems?

Can newborn jaundice cause longterm medical problems?

Possibly: Mild jaundice is very common in newborns, especially breast-fed babies. Jaundice is caused by bilirubin, a breakdown product of hemoglobin. If the bilirubin level gets too high, it can lead to kernicterus, a rare neurological condition that can lead to permanent brain damage. Most hospitals monitor the bilirubin level in newborns in the nursery. ...Read more

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Can terminal meconium give a baby a blackeye and a swollen. head that causes neonatal hyperbilirubinemia?

Can terminal meconium give a baby a blackeye and a swollen. head that causes neonatal hyperbilirubinemia?

No: Terminal meconium is just evidence baby went through a period of stress in labor.Whatever caused the stress might account for some of what you describe. The worst outcome from terminal meconium happens if they inhale the poo into their lungs and get pneumonia. ...Read more

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Which is the best nursing diagnosis for neonatal sepsis?

Which is the best nursing diagnosis for neonatal sepsis?

Do your homework: The site is not a shortcut for you to get your nursing homework answered for you. Apply yourself ; acquire the answers from the texts ; sources in your curriculum. To be successful as a nurse you need to do the work ; gain the skills or you will be neither happy or successful. ...Read more

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How is hepatitis cause jaundice?

How is hepatitis cause jaundice?

Hyperbilirubinemia: Jaundice results from ^ bilirubin in blood. See: http://hepatitis.about.com/od/symptoms/a/jaundice.htm ...Read more

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How quickly do symptoms of neonatal meningitis due to e. Coli usually show up in a newborn?

E. Coli meningitis: E. Coli meningitis in the neonate most commonly occurs between 48 hours and one month after delivery, but usually within 3 months overall. Timing of onset depends on a number of factors including prematurity, surgical procedures performed, trauma, immune status, length of hospitalization, etc. ...Read more

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Is infant sepsis easy to cure?

Is infant sepsis easy to cure?

Depends on situation: Some infant sepsis will begin by germ invasion of the baby thru ruptured fetal membranes early in labor. If well established before delivery & diagnosis, treatment may or may not succeed. If early suspicion & testing show the possibility prior to a firmly established infection, early treatment before full blown disease can be curative. ...Read more

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Mother blood o+ newborn o- what complications can arise and solution to that the child is sick and need blood replacement at this stage?

Mother blood o+ newborn o- what complications can arise and solution to that the child is sick and need blood replacement at this stage?

Usually no problem: Mom's with rh negative build antibodies against their baby if the baby is rh positive. This usually is not an issue the other way around. ...Read more

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How often could newborn screening need retested?

Which screening ??: Metabolic screening is usually done after 24 hours and again after a week. Further study is not indicated unless a clinical indication arised.Hearing screening is generally done at any point prior to hospital discharge and repeated until the kid passes or a decision is made for a more specific test. Hearing is also screened at any future point if a parent has concerns that the kid is not hearing. ...Read more

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Dr. Robert Rahimi
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Jaundice (Definition)

Jaundice is the accumulation in the body of bilirubin. Normally it is excreted by the liver, via the bile. For a lot of different reasons, sometimes the bilirubin can accumulate. The most common reasons are a problem with the liver or the bile duct. This can make the skin and/or the whites of the eyes turn yellow. If this occurs, see your ...Read more


Dr. Cindy Williams
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Newborn Jaundice (Definition)

A condition in which a new baby turns yellow due to a higher level of bilirubin in his body. Bilirubin is a byproduct of the breakdown and recycling of red blood cells. Healthy babies can have neonatal jaundice as a normal phase during the first few weeks, but doctors will still evaluate such babies to be sure there ...Read more