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  • Neonatal Jaundice

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    Newborn jaundice Newborn jaundice is a condition marked by high levels of bilirubin in the blood. The increased bilirubin causes the infant's skin and whites of the eyes (sclera) to look yellow. Causes Bilirubin is a yellow pigment that is created in the body during the normal recycling of old red blood cells. The liver helps break down bilirubin so that it can be removed from the body in the stool. Before birth, the placenta -- the organ that nourishes the developing baby -- removes the

  • What´s Neonatal Jaundice

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    Neonatal jaundice is a common finding in the primary care setting, as almost all newborn infants will develop an increased level of total serum or plasma bilirubin (TB) presenting as jaundice (Wong & Bhutani, 2013). The identification and treatment of severe neonatal jaundice is necessary to prevent acute bilirubin encephalopathy and the chronic and permanent complication, kernicterus (American Academy of Pediatrics [AAP], 2004). The laboratory implications for management of unconjugated hyperbilirubinemia

  • The Effects Of Icteric Leptospirosis With Renal Failure

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    Leptospira was isolated and identified as the cause of icteric leptospirosis with renal failure called Weil 's disease by Adolf Weil about 100 years ago, almost simultaneously but independently it was identified as an occupational hazard of rice harvesting in china and japan, an identical syndrome was identified in sewer works in Europe. Since that time leptospires have been isolated from almost all mammalian species on every continent except Antarctica. leptospirosis is now recognized as the

  • A Short Note On Hepatitis E Virus ( Hev ) Essay

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    Introduction Hepatitis E Virus (HEV) was first recognized in 1983 as a spherical viral particle of 27-30 nm from stool of the infected volunteer suspected with non A non B hepatitis (Balayan et al., 1983). HEV infection may lead to acute hepatic failure especially in pregnant women and chronic liver patients. It causes chronic hepatitis and cirrhosis in immunocompromised patients (Kamar et al., 2008). It is endemic in many Asian

  • Phototherapy: Light Therapy

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    using phototherapy to treat neonatal jaundice when he observed the falling values of bilirubin when the blood serum samples were exposed to light. Clinical trials in the 1960s confirmed Dr. Cremer’s findings and led to phototherapy being regularly prescribed for neonatal jaundice, saving millions of lives. It also proved to be extremely effective for low birth weight infants with jaundice, seeing the greatest rates of improvements. B. Description Neonatal jaundice is a disease which has been known

  • I Am A Neonatal Nurse

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    Nursing has a variety of different specialties. The specialty I am most excited for is neonatal. Neonatal nurses are nurses who care for premature babies, otherwise known as neonates. They have many different job responsibilities, including, assessing a client’s pain, caring for them, and understanding what is best for the specific client. Despite all the criticism about my career choice, I have reinforced my decision by learning about the effects of stress, the type of care nurses implement

  • Cephematoma Research Paper

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    may be color changes and nurses should monitor the baby for anemia, and jaundice which can happen once the blood starts to break down. Labs •

  • Disadvantages Of The Digestive System

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    nourishment. Any deficiency in nutrients can lead to many different types of diseases. Diseases of the digestive system can be self inflicted or genetic. Some diseases that can occur due to malfunctions of the digestive system are: amoebic dysentery, jaundice, and diabetes. Amoebic dysentery is a malfunction of the large intestine. Amoebic dysentery is a disease that is caused by an amoeba infecting the large intestine, causing unmanageable diarrhea. This pesky amoeba causes the large intestine to quit

  • Essay On The Liver

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    According to Murray and Mckinney (2014) a major function of the liver is the conjugation of bil-irubin. Jaundice is the result of hyperbilirubinemia, which is excessive bilirubin in the blood. Pre-term babies have an 80% chance of this happening to them, and term babies have a 60% chance since newborn livers might not be able to break down the bilirubin. After birth, fewer erythro-cytes are needed and bilirubin is the source of hemolysis of erythrocytes. The red blood cells (RBC) release their components

  • Research Paper On Pathophysiology

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    Usually in a healthy baby the jaundice peaks at about 3-5 days, then it will start to go away. In older babies and children this is not normal and it could be an indication that there is a problem with their liver, or other illness. In adults, jaundice could be an indication of liver damage. In any of these scenarios, it is best to consult a pediatrician or your primary care doctor. What