Kernicterus

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Kernicterus

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CNS Foundation

CNS Foundation's Mission is Three-fold: - Expedite scientific research to find treatments and cures for the more than 14 million children living with some form of neurological disorder - Provide families and health care professionals with up-to-date information and resources on the latest discoveries in pediatric neurology - Educate the public, and public officials, on the critical importance of funding pediatric neurological disorder research

Last Updated: 12 Oct 2013

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CNS Foundation

CNS Foundation's Mission is Three-fold: - Expedite scientific research to find treatments and cures for the more than 14 million children living with some form of neurological disorder - Provide families and health care professionals with up-to-date information and resources on the latest discoveries in pediatric neurology - Educate the public, and public officials, on the critical importance of funding pediatric neurological disorder research

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Last Updated: 12 Oct 2013

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Scientific Literature

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The terms "Kernicterus" returned 17 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Evidence suggests there was not a "resurgence" of kernicterus in the 1990s.
 

Author(s): Jordan C Brooks, Susan A Fisher-Owens, Yvonne W Wu, David J Strauss, Thomas B Newman

Journal: Pediatrics. 2011 Apr;127(4):672-9.

 

Although some have suggested that kernicterus disappeared in the United States in the 1970s to 1980s and dramatically reappeared in the 1990s, population-based data to support such a resurgence are lacking.

Last Updated: 4 Apr 2011

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Kernicterus in preterm infants.
 

Author(s): Akihisa Okumura, Hiroyuki Kidokoro, Hiromichi Shoji, Tomoyuki Nakazawa, Masakazu Mimaki, Katsunori Fujii, Hiroshi Oba, Toshiaki Shimizu

Journal: Pediatrics. 2009 Jun;123(6):e1052-8.

 

We sought to clarify the features of kernicterus in preterm infants.

Last Updated: 1 Jun 2009

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Trends in hospitalizations for neonatal jaundice and kernicterus in the United States, 1988-2005.
 

Author(s): Bryan L Burke, James M Robbins, T Mac Bird, Charlotte A Hobbs, Clare Nesmith, John Mick Tilford

Journal: Pediatrics. 2009 Feb;123(2):524-32.

 

Recent reports have raised global concerns about a reemergence of kernicterus. Accurate information on the incidence of kernicterus is unavailable because of the rarity of the condition and the lack of a systematic surveillance strategy. We used nationally representative hospital ...

Last Updated: 27 Jan 2009

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The terms "Kernicterus" returned 7 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Prevention of kernicterus: new guidelines and the critical role of family physicians.
 

Author(s): Elizabeth Shaw, Danielle Grenier

Journal: Can Fam Physician. 2008 Apr;54(4):575-6.

 

Last Updated: 15 Apr 2008

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Genetic factors in neonatal hyperbilirubinemia and kernicterus.
 

Author(s): S Umit Sarici, Mehmet Saldir

Journal: Turk. J. Pediatr.. ;49(3):245-9.

 

Although the relationship between hyperbilirubinemia and genetic factors has long been questioned, the role of genetic factors in the development of severe hyperbilirubinemia and kernicterus has been investigated in detail in the last decade with the rapid progression in molecular ...

Last Updated: 9 Nov 2007

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Toward understanding kernicterus: a challenge to improve the management of jaundiced newborns.
 

Author(s): Richard P Wennberg, Charles E Ahlfors, Vinod K Bhutani, Lois H Johnson, Steven M Shapiro

Journal: Pediatrics. 2006 Feb;117(2):474-85.

 

We sought to evaluate the sensitivity and specificity of total serum bilirubin concentration (TSB) and free (unbound) bilirubin concentration (Bf) as predictors of risk for bilirubin toxicity and kernicterus and to examine consistency between these findings and proposed mechanisms ...

Last Updated: 2 Feb 2006

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Determining Prevalence of Acute Bilirubin Encephalopathy in Developing Countries
 

Status: Not yet recruiting

Condition Summary: Demonstrate BIND II Score of >=5, is Valid for Detecting Moderate to Severe ABE in Neonates <14 Days Old.; Demonstrate Community-BIND Instrument, a Modified BIND II, is a Valid and Reliable Tool for Detecting ABE.; Demonstrate That Community-BIND Can be Used for Acquiring Population-based Prevalence of ABE in the Community.

 

Last Updated: 18 Dec 2012

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