Hyperbilirubinemia: Tool Predicts When It's Safe to Stop Therapy

Hyperbilirubinemia: Tool Predicts When It's Safe to Stop Therapy

A new tool could help physicians predict when it is safe to stop phototherapy for newborns with jaundice, according to a study published in Pediatrics. It may also allow some babies to leave the hospital sooner. There are clear guidelines from the American Academy of Pediatrics regarding when physicians should start phototherapy in neonates with hyperbilirubinemia. However, recommendations are less clear on when stop this treatment, explain Dr. Pearl Chang from Seattle Children's Hospital and colleagues.

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