Level of serum indirect bilirubin in third day of birth of term newborns by using their nutrition index


Masoumeh Davoodabadi Farahani 1 , * , Katayoun Vakilian 1 , Reza Golestani Eraghi 2

1 Instructor, Department of Midwifery, Arak University of Medical Sciences, Arak, Iran.

2 General Practitioner.

How to Cite: Davoodabadi Farahani M, Vakilian K, Golestani Eraghi R. Level of serum indirect bilirubin in third day of birth of term newborns by using their nutrition index, Hormozgan Med J. 2005 ; 9(3):e90386.


Hormozgan Medical Journal: 9 (3); e90386
Published Online: July 16, 2005
Article Type: Research Article
Received: October 27, 2004
Accepted: July 16, 2005


Introduction: The newborns who encounter the increasing of ISB (indirect serum
bilirubinemia) thickness are 60%. The aim of this stay is the determination of the
range of indirect serum hyperbilirubinemia three days after birth of term newborn
by using their nutrition indicator.
Methods: This study is a cross-section with all term newborns as statistical
population (after 37 weeks till 42) who were born in Ghods hospital. The samples
were selected randomly. Data gathering was done by interview, observation,
physical (newborn weight) and biochemical (ISB & cord hemoglobin
measurement). Check list, newborn card nutrition, weighting instrument were the
other research tools. The methods were done by questionnaire performed for 118
newborns. The mothers were given registered card of nutrition specification
during 3 days after birth. On the day, 85 newborns were brought to Ghods
treatment center to sampling and determining ISB thickness. t statistical test was
used for analysis and P<0.05 was considered significant.
Results: In this study (61.1%), (69%) newborns in order had IB (inclusive
breastfeeding) nutrition with the medium range of 5, 5-7 in 24 hours. Their ISB
was more than 11 mg/dl in 3 days after birth, while 60% newborn had bilirubin
less than 6 mg/dl with the range of IB nutrition of 7 period (40.3%), (80%),
(69.2%) newborns with medium range of less than more than 11 mg/dl in 3rd day.
t test showed that there is an indirect relationship between SW in 24 hours and
ISB thickness 3 days after birth (P<0.05).



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