Comparison of bilirubin level in term infants born by vaginal delivery and C/S

Farhat, Ahmad Shah and Hafizi, Leyli and Pourhoseini, Mohammad taghi and Halimi, Faezeh and Mohamadzadeh, Ashraf and Saeidi, Reza (2016) Comparison of bilirubin level in term infants born by vaginal delivery and C/S. Iranian Journal of Neonatology IJN, 7 (4). pp. 45-49.

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Background: Given the overriding importance of neonatal jaundice and scarcity of studies on the role of route of delivery on its occurrence, this study aimed to investigate the association between neonatal bilirubin level and the route of delivery (i.e., normal vaginal delivery NVD and cesarean section CS). Methods: This prospective, cross-sectional study was conducted in 2012 in Imam Reza Hospital of Mashhad, Iran, 2012. In all term infants, who met the inclusion criteria, serum bilirubin level was measured by the bili-test device between the second and seventh days after birth. In cases with skin bilirubin level>5 mg/dl, serum bilirubin was also checked. The collected data were analyzed using SPSS, version 16. Results: A total of 182 neonates were enrolled in the study, 56% of whom were male. The mean bilirubin levels in the NVD and CS groups were 9.4±2.9 mg/dl and 9.8±3.4 mg/dl, respectively (P=0.53). Additionally, comparison of the mean bilirubin levels between the two groups based of demographic characteristics demonstrated no significant differences. Conclusion: This study showed no significant correlation between neonatal jaundice in term infants and the route of delivery.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: WS Pediatrics
Divisions: Journals > Iranian J Neonatology
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Date Deposited: 20 Sep 2017 14:48
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