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Screening all newborns for excessive bilirubin in the blood can significantly decrease the incidence of severe jaundice which, in extreme cases, can lead to seizures and brain damage.
Acute hepatocellular injury is a commonly encountered phenomenon in patients with cholelithiasis and concomitant common bile duct (CBD) stones.
Following American Academy of Pediatrics (www.aap.org) guidelines for monitoring and diagnosing newborn jaundice or hyperbilirubinemia can result in better treatment and fewer cases of kernicterus,
Doctors at Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center in Richmond will perform a rare brain surgery this week on a 7-year-old girl, her mother said. Lexi Haas of Charlotte, N.C., suffers from kernicterus, a rare complication of jaundice.
Study Challenges Common Medical Practice PHILADELPHIA, March 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- For hundreds of years, doctors, nurses and midwives have visually examined newborn babies for the yellowish skin tones that signify jaundice, judging that more extensive jaundice carried a greater risk of illness. The yellowness comes from a blood byproduct, bilirubin, and a child that develops high levels of bilirubin has a potentially serious condition called hyperbilirubinemia. Now pediatric...
Two studies published on Wednesday suggest that some of the intense care given to the smallest premature infants may be a little too intense.
Five years ago today, Kim and Thomas Champion welcomed their healthy daughter, Jessie, into the world. Within days of birth, Jessie developed severe jaundice, a common, but potentially life-threatening, condition when left untreated.
By Nakamura, T Kusuzaki, K; Matsubara, T; Satonaka, H; Shintani, K; Wakabayashi, T; Matsumine, A; Uchida, A ABSTRACT A 6-year-old boy with Alagille syndrome, characterised by marked hyperbilirubinaemia, presented with malunion of a pathological fracture of the femur with local bone atrophy and insufficient callus formation.
By Stipsanelli, K Koutsikos, J; Papantoniou, V; Arka, A; Et al Aim. The aim of this paper is to identify extrahepatic biliary atresia (EHBA) as the cause of cholestasis in neonates with prolonged jaundice and thus accelerate the decision for surgical intervention, which is critical for prognosis.
Physicians in Charlotte, North Carolina describe three cases of severe liver toxicity that appear to have been caused by the antibacterial agent telithromycin, according to an online report of the Annals of Internal Medicine.
Image Caption: This electron micrograph reveals the presence of hepatitis-B virus HBV "Dane particles", or virions. Credit: CDC/Wikipedia Hepatitis B: What Is It? Hepatitis simply means a swelling or inflammation of the liver. The type hepatitis that a person contracts (there are 5 common forms) affects their long-term prognosis. The most common and most severe of these different types of liver infection is Hepatitis B, which is caused by the hepatitis B virus (HBV). It is typically...
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