Bhutani et al developed curves for predicting the risk of significant hyperbilirubinemia in a newborn infant based on the total serum bilirubin level and the number of hours since birth that the serum specimen was collected. This can help identify those infants who require closer monitoring and who may benefit from aggressive management. The authors are from the Pennsylvania Hospital in Philadelphia.

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