Phototherapy and exchange transfusion for neonatal hyperbilirubinaemia : national academic hospitals' consensus guidelines for South African hospitals and primary care facilities

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dc.contributor.author Horn, A. R.
dc.contributor.author Kirsten, G. F.
dc.contributor.author Kroon, S. M.
dc.contributor.author Henning, P. A.
dc.contributor.author Moller, G.
dc.contributor.author Pieper, C.
dc.contributor.author Adhikari, M.
dc.contributor.author Cooper, P.
dc.contributor.author Hoek, B.
dc.contributor.author Delport, S.
dc.contributor.author Nazo, M.
dc.contributor.author Mawela, B.
dc.date.accessioned 2010-12-22T13:27:10Z
dc.date.available 2010-12-22T13:27:10Z
dc.date.issued 2006-09
dc.identifier.citation Horn, 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/samj en_ZA
dc.identifier.issn 0256-9574 (print)
dc.identifier.issn 2078-5135 (EISSN)
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10019.1/5522
dc.description The original publication is available at http://www.samj.org.za
dc.description.abstract The 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.extent 3 p. : ill.
dc.language.iso en_ZA en_ZA
dc.publisher Health and Medical Publishing Group (HMPG) en_ZA
dc.subject Hyperbilirubinaemia -- Treatment -- South Africa en
dc.subject Phototherapy en
dc.subject Neonates -- South Africa en
dc.subject Exchange transfusions en
dc.title Phototherapy and exchange transfusion for neonatal hyperbilirubinaemia : national academic hospitals' consensus guidelines for South African hospitals and primary care facilities en_ZA
dc.type Article en_ZA
dc.rights.holder Health and Medical Publishing Group (HMPG)


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