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Influence of assessment site in measuring transcutaneous bilirubin

Cristiane Maria da Conceição, Maria Fernanda Pellegrino da Silva Dornaus, Maria Aparecida Portella, Alice D’Agostini Deutsch, Celso Moura Rebello

DOI: 10.1590/S1679-45082014AO2711

Objective:To investigate the influence of the site of measurement of transcutaneous bilirubin (forehead or sternum) in reproducibility of results as compared to plasma bilirubin.Methods: A cohort study including 58 term newborns with no hemolytic disease. Transcutaneous measurements were performed on the forehead (halfway between the headline and the glabella, from the left toward the right side, making consecutive determinations, one-centimeter apart) and the sternum (five measurements, from the suprasternal notch to the xiphoid process with consecutive determinations, one-centimeter apart) using […]