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Int J Basic Sci Med. 2017;2(3):147-150.
doi: 10.15171/ijbsm.2017.27
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Transcutaneous Bilirubin Assessment for Screening of Hyperbilirubinemia in Term- and Near-Term Neonates With Jaundice: A Comparative Study

Gholam Reza Kalvandi 1, Iraj Shahramian 2 * , Mojtaba Delaramnasab 3, Maryam Jozaei 4

1 Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics, Imam Khomeini Hospital, Ilam University of Medical Sciences, Ilam, Iran
2 Associate Professor, Pediatric Ward, Amir-Al-Momenin Hospital, Zabol University of Medical Sciences, Zabol, Iran
3 Clinical Research Development Unit, Amir-Al-Momenin Hospital, Zabol University of Medical Sciences, Zabol, Iran
4 Student Research Committee, Ilam University of Medical Sciences, Ilam, Iran

Abstract

Introduction: Hyperbilirubinemia is a common condition in neonates. In this study, we aimed to investigate the association of total serum bilirubin (TSB) with sternum transcutaneous bilirubin (TcB) level obtained by KJ-8000 Transcutaneous bilirubin meter (KEJIAN medical apparatus).

Methods: Eighty newborns were enrolled in the present prospective cross-sectional study. At first, blood sampling was performed for determination of TSB, and immediately after that, TcB levels were recorded at the sternum skin by KJ-8000 device. Data was analyzed by statistical software SPSS version 21.0.

Results: The mean gestational age of the infants was 38.2±1.5 weeks. The mean level of TSB was 13.52±4 mg/dL, while the mean value of TcB was 13.71±3.53 mg/dL. Pearson correlation analysis showed a correlation coefficient of r=0.770 between sternum TcB recorded by KJ-8000 device and TSB.

Conclusion: Given a strong correlation between TcB and TSB levels, it is advised the transcutaneous bilirubinometery be considered as the screening method in infant jaundice.

Please cite this article as follows: Kalvandi GR, Shahramian I, Delaramnasab M, Jozaei M. Transcutaneous bilirubin assessment for screening of hyperbilirubinemia in term- and nearterm neonates with jaundice: a comparative study. Int J Basic Sci Med. 2017;2(3):147- 150. doi:10.15171/ ijbms.2017.27.
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