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dc.contributor.authorHorn, A. R.
dc.contributor.authorKirsten, G. F.
dc.contributor.authorKroon, S. M.
dc.contributor.authorHenning, P. A.
dc.contributor.authorMoller, G.
dc.contributor.authorPieper, C.
dc.contributor.authorAdhikari, M.
dc.contributor.authorCooper, P.
dc.contributor.authorHoek, B.
dc.contributor.authorDelport, S.
dc.contributor.authorNazo, M.
dc.contributor.authorMawela, B.
dc.date.accessioned2010-12-22T13:27:10Z
dc.date.available2010-12-22T13:27:10Z
dc.date.issued2006-09
dc.identifier.citationHorn, AR et.al 2006, 'Phototherapy and exchange transfusion for neonatal hyperbilirubinaemia: National academic hospitals' consensus guidelines for South African hospitals and primary care facilities', South African Medical Journal, vol. 96, no. 9, pp. 819-824, http://www.samj.org.za/index.php/samjen_ZA
dc.identifier.issn0256-9574 (print)
dc.identifier.issn2078-5135 (EISSN)
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10019.1/5522
dc.descriptionThe original publication is available at http://www.samj.org.za
dc.description.abstractThe purpose of this document is to address the current lack of consensus regarding the management of hyperbilirubinaemia in neonates in South Africa. If left untreated, severe neonatal hyperbilirubinaemia may cause kernicterus and ultimately death and the severity of neonatal jaundice is often underestimated clinically. However, if phototherapy is instituted timeously and at the correct intensity an exchange transfusion can usually be avoided. The literature describing intervention thresholds for phototherapy and exchange transfusion in both term and preterm infants is therefore reviewed and specific intervention thresholds that can be used throughout South Africa are proposed and presented graphically. A simplified version for use in a primary care setting is also presented. All academic heads of neonatology departments throughout South Africa were consulted in the process of drawing up this document and consensus was achieved.en_ZA
dc.format.extent3 p. : ill.
dc.language.isoen_ZAen_ZA
dc.publisherHealth and Medical Publishing Group (HMPG)en_ZA
dc.subjectHyperbilirubinaemia -- Treatment -- South Africaen
dc.subjectPhototherapyen
dc.subjectNeonates -- South Africaen
dc.subjectExchange transfusionsen
dc.titlePhototherapy and exchange transfusion for neonatal hyperbilirubinaemia : national academic hospitals' consensus guidelines for South African hospitals and primary care facilitiesen_ZA
dc.typeArticleen_ZA
dc.rights.holderHealth and Medical Publishing Group (HMPG)


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