Estimation of Reserve Albumin Equivalent Concentration for Binding of Bilirubin
Let us consider a hypothetical case, a prematurely born infant is admitted to an intensive care unit with respiratory distress and jaundice and having received treatment with a sulfonamide. On clinical grounds this infant is thought to be in danger of kernicterus. Is it possible, by studying blood chemistry, to assess the risk in quantitative terms? And can we evaluate the success of therapy, exchange transfusion and light, and tell when the risk is over on the basis of blood tests? These questions have often been asked but have never been finally answered.
KeywordsExchange Transfusion Neonatal Jaundice Neonatal Hyperbilirubinemia Pure Competition Standard Albumin
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