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neonatal transitional care admission criteria

L Johnson, V K Bhutani, K Karp, E M Sivieri, S M Shapiro
To identify antecedent clinical and health services events in infants (>/=35 weeks gestational age (GA)) who were discharged as healthy from their place of birth and subsequently sustained kernicterus. We conducted a root-cause analysis of a convenience sample of 125 infants >/=35 weeks GA cared for in US healthcare facilities (including off-shore US military bases). These cases were voluntarily reported to the Pilot USA Kernicterus Registry (1992 to 2004) and met the eligibility criteria of acute bilirubin encephalopathy (ABE) and/or post-icteric sequelae...
February 2009: Journal of Perinatology: Official Journal of the California Perinatal Association
Ursula S Nawab, Jay S Greenspan, Sharon Kirkby, Jennifer F Culhane, Michael Kornhauser
PURPOSE: To evaluate short-term outcomes associated with discordant twin pairs admitted to the NICU. DESIGN: A retrospective descriptive study comparing discordant twin pairs. SUBJECTS: Three hundred eighty-four discordant twin pairs were included. Mean gestational age of the twin pairs was 32.6 weeks (range, 24-39). METHODS: The ParadigmHealth database was queried for all twin admissions from January 2001 to June 2004 admitted to 453 NICUs across the United States...
December 2008: Advances in Neonatal Care: Official Journal of the National Association of Neonatal Nurses
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