Brucker MC; MacMullen NJ
Neonatal jaundice in the home: assessment with a noninvasive device.
J Obstet Gynecol Neonatal Nurs, 1987 Sep-Oct, 16:5, 355-8
Hyperbilirubinemia continues to be the major reason for hospital readmissions of neonates. This is particularly true for neonates who are discharged before the 72-hour physiological jaundice occurs. A small descriptive study reveals that use of a noninvasive bilirubinometer can be of assistance in screening for elevated bilirubin levels of newborns visited at home.