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NEONATAL JAUNDICE
Jaundice that appears in a newborn <24 hour old is most likely nonphysiologic and needs further evaluation.
Jaundice typically presents on the 2nd-3rd day of life. It is usually first seen on the face and forehead then progresses caudally to the trunk and extremities.
Visible jaundice in the feet may be an indication to check bilirubin level.
Visual estimation of bilirubin level is often inaccurate and unreliable.
Danger signs in a newborn infant with jaundice includes changes in brainstem evoked auditory potentials, changes in muscle tone, seizures and altered cry characteristics.
The presence of any of the danger signs require prompt attention to prevent kernicterus.
Drug Information

Indication: Restoration & maintenance of circulating blood vol.

Indication: Shock, burns, hypoproteinaemia, hyperbilirubinaemia, cardiopulmonary bypass procedures.

Indication: Albumin deficiency therapy. Increase oncotic pressure in case of oncotic deficiency. Iso-oncotic vol replaceme...

Indication: Hypovolemic shock, hyperbilirubinemia, acute nephrosis, cardiopulmonary bypass procedures.

Indication: Short-term treatment of insomnia; relieve anxiety, tension & apprehension; long-term anticonvulsant therap...

Indication: Emergency treatment of hypovolemic shock, burn therapy, hypoproteinemia w/ or w/o edema, adult resp distress s...

Indication: Restoration & maintenance of circulating blood vol where vol deficiency has been demonstrated.

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