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.
Laboratory studies found leukopenia, increased total bilirubinemia liver enzymes, prolonged prothrombin time (PT), serum amylase and lipase within normal limits, negative anti-dengue fever IgM serology and positive hepatitis A IgM serology (using The Abbott Axsym microparticle enzyme immunoassay method).
Repeat screening is recommended when a child is readmitted to a NICU or well infant nursery with a condition associated with hearing loss, such as hypertension, bilirubinemia that requires exchange transfusion, and culture-positive sepsis.
Bilirubinemia influencing front-face ZnPPIX determinations depends on the instrument (7,8), use of intact vs lysed specimens (9), or washing of intact cells before use (10).
Other morbidities, including sepsis, bilirubinemia, and ventilator use, were slightly less likely in the vaginal delivery group, but the differences were not statistically significant.
Other causes include bilirubin from lysed red cells or bilirubinemia, increased CSF protein, carotenoids, melanin, and contamination by a skin disinfectant.
0 What was the degree of hemolysis if present: mild, moderate, cu\/U m Bilirubinemia 2.
Additionally, the unconjugated bilirubin may have caused inspissated bile syndrome, which could also explain the conjugated bilirubinemia in these patients.
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.
Jaundice beyond 3 weeks of age must be evaluated for elevated direct bilirubinemia and cholestasis and the newborn screen results should be checked for hypothyroidism and galactosemia.
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.