bilirubinemia


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bilirubinemia

[¦bil·ə‚rü·bə′nē·mē·ə]
(medicine)
The presence of bilirubin in the blood.
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Elevated liver enzymes including aspartate aminotransferase and total alkaline phosphatase in conjunction with bilirubinemia also indicated liver damage as shown in Table 2.
Other causes include bilirubin from lysed red cells or bilirubinemia, increased CSF protein, carotenoids, melanin, and contamination by a skin disinfectant.
Additionally, the unconjugated bilirubin may have caused inspissated bile syndrome, which could also explain the conjugated bilirubinemia in these patients.
The most common treatment-related serious adverse events (1 percent each) in the combined prophylaxis studies were bilirubinemia, increased hepatic enzymes, hepatocellular damage, nausea and vomiting.
Nonetheless, the identification of infants at risk for hyper bilirubinemia and early intervention can reduce the number of infants needing readmission for evaluation and treatment, which can have other psychosocial benefits for the parents, including the avoidance of the "vulnerable child" syndrome.
2~ readings can also result from a change in sensor position, from radio frequency interference while using an electrocautery knife, from interference as a result of ambient light during phototherapy, from bilirubinemia, or from skin breakdown secondary to the use of adhesives.