Presentation Information

Michael Narvey

Many Different Shades of Yellow

  • Speaker: Michael Narvey , MD, FRCPC, FAAP
  • Presentation Type:
  • Duration: 75 Mins
  • Credits: 1.25 CERP, 1.25 Nursing CEU, 1.25 CME
Abstract:

Jaundice is one of the most common problems facing health care practioners in NICU. As we approach the 50th year of phototherapy this talk will explore some of the outstanding questions concerning diagnosis and treatment. Particular attention to the use of transcutaneous measurement and controversies pertaining to thresholds for treatment below 35 weeks gestational age will be discussed. Lastly we will explore how our current approach to jaundice may influence the risk of developing severe hyperbilirubinemia and chronic bilirubin encephalopathy (kernicterus) in a Canadian population.