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Is current management of neonatal jaundice evidence based?
  1. M S Skae,
  2. J Moise,
  3. P Clarke
  1. Hope Neonatal Unit, Hope Hospital, Salford, Manchester M6 8HD, UK
  1. Correspondence to:
    Dr Skae
    Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital, Hospital Road, Pendlebury, Manchester M27 4HA, UK;

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Jaundice is the most common medical problem affecting babies in the first week of life. Phototherapy was introduced as a treatment for jaundice in 1958,1 and its widespread use has reduced the need for exchange transfusion. Bilirubin charts or mathematical formulae based on gestation may be used to guide treatment decisions for hyperbilirubinaemia. We were interested in current practices and …

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