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Risk Score for Neonatal Hyperbilirubinemia

Aka: Risk Score for Neonatal Hyperbilirubinemia
  1. See Also
    1. Neonatal Jaundice
    2. Nonphysiologic Neonatal Jaundice
  2. Criteria
    1. Score 4: Oxytocin used during delivery
    2. Score 4: Vacuum-Assisted Delivery
    3. Score 4: Breast and Bottle Feeding
    4. Score 5: Exclusive Breast Feeding
    5. Score 5: Gestational age <38 weeks
    6. Birth Weight
      1. Score 0: Weight 2.0 to 2.5 kg
      2. Score 3: Weight 2.5 to 3.0 kg
      3. Score 6: Weight 3.0 to 3.5 kg
      4. Score 9: Weight 3.5 to 4.0 kg
      5. Score 12: Weight 4.0 to 4.5 kg
      6. Score 15: Weight 4.5 to 5.0 kg
  3. Interpretation: Total Score
    1. Score 8 or more
      1. Increased Hyperbilirubinemia risk
      2. Obtain Serum Bilirubin or transcutaneous Bilirubin
  4. References
    1. Keren (2005) Arch Dis Child 90(4): 415-21 [PubMed]

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