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    Hour-specific Risk for Neonatal Hyperbilirubinemia

    Predicts risk of hyperbilirubinemia in neonates.

    INSTRUCTIONS

    • Use in otherwise healthy neonates ≥35 weeks gestational age (GA) at the time of discharge. Do not use in neonates with positive direct Coombs test, or in those requiring phototherapy before 60 hours of age. Do not use to determine need for exchange transfusion.
    • The recommendations listed here for starting phototherapy are based on AAP guidelines. Always use clinical judgment, in addition to considering evidence-based clinical guidelines, in making treatment decisions. 

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    • Neonates ≥35 weeks GA at the time of discharge.

    • Do not use in neonates with positive direct Coombs test, or in those requiring phototherapy before 60 hours of age.

    • The recommendations listed here for starting phototherapy are based on AAP guidelines. Always use clinical judgment, in addition to considering evidence-based clinical guidelines, in making treatment decisions.
    • Do not use to determine need for exchange transfusion.

    • Predicts risk of subsequent severe hyperbilirubinemia in neonates ≥35 weeks GA at the time of discharge.

    • Only total serum bilirubin should be used (i.e., not direct or indirect).

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    mg/dL
    ≥38
    35 to <38

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    Dr. Vinod K. Bhutani

    About the Creator

    Vinod K. Bhutani, MD, is a professor of pediatrics (neonatology) at Stanford University School of Medicine and a researcher at the Maternal and Child Health Research Institute in Stanford, CA. He is also the chair and founder of the Global Prevention of Kernicterus. Dr. Bhutani’s primary research is focused on neonatal jaundice biology and management.

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