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Sensitivity and Specificity of Trans-Cutaneous Bilirubinometry versus Serum Bilirubin in Preterm Infants: A Single-Center Experience

Elsayed Salama, I.1,2,3*, Mohamed Bahbah, H.4, Behery Behery, E.1 & Wallaa Mohamed4

1National Liver Institute, Menoufyia University, Egypt
2Weill Cornell Medicine College (WCMC), Qatar
3Hamad Medical Corporation (HMC), Qatar
4Faculty of Medicine, Menoufyia University, Egypt

Dr. Elsayed Salama, I., National Liver Institiute, Faculty of Medicine, Menoufyia University, Egypt & Hamad Medical Corporation (HMC), Qatar.

Keywords: Bilirubinometer; Neonatal Jaundice; Preterm; TcB; TSB

Abstract

Aim
To assess the transcutaneous bilirubin (TcB) measurements, in preterm neonates, versus total serum bilirubin (TSB) testing.
Methods
The study carried out, in neonatal intensive care unit (NICU), on 51 babies. Babies have same ethnicity, skin color and according to the gestational age (the commonest age in the unit) babies classified to Group I: early preterm infants of gestational age ranged from 30-33 weeks, Group II Late preterm infants of gestational age ranged from 34-36 weeks. According to testing time babies classified into two groups: GAI: preterm infants >72 hours of age, and GAII:

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