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hyperbilirubinemia

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  • n. An unusually large concentration of bilirubin in the blood

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  • n. abnormally high amounts of bile pigment (bilirubin) in the blood

Etymologies

hyper- + bilirubin + -emia (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • In another case, newborns in a hospital developed hyperbilirubinemia when their cribs were scrubbed with a phenolic disinfectant cleaner.

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  • The use of higher ritonavir doses might alter the safety profile of REYATAZ cardiac effects, hyperbilirubinemia and, therefore, is not recommended.

  • Study limitations included lack of ethnic diversity 83 percent of infants were Black/African American, who have a lower incidence of neonatal hyperbilirubinemia than Caucasians and Asians, exclusion of women with Rh incompatibility, and exclusion of women who had a previous infant with hemolytic disease and/or neonatal jaundice requiring phototherapy.

  • A total bilirubin level greater than 20 mg/dL is considered severe hyperbilirubinemia in newborns born to non-HIV-infected women.

  • All infants, including neonates exposed to REYATAZ ® atazanavir sulfate in-utero, should be monitored for the development of severe hyperbilirubinemia during the first few days of life.

  • No evidence of severe hyperbilirubinemia total bilirubin levels greater than 20 mg/dL or acute or chronic bilirubin encephalopathy was observed among neonates in this study.

  • Two of the fines center on babies at risk of hyperbilirubinemia, a condition that puts babies at risk for brain damage, disabilities and death, and can cause the yellowing of skin and tissues known as jaundice.

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  • Glivec was generally well tolerated in all of the studies that were performed, either as monotherapy or in combination with chemotherapy, with the exception of a transient liver toxicity in the form of transaminase elevation and hyperbilirubinemia observed when Glivec was combined with high dose chemotherapy.

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  • Increased urea and creatinine, low platelet count or other coagulation abnormalities, hyperbilirubinemia

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  • Infants at high risk for hearing loss are those with a family history of hereditary childhood sensorineural hearing loss, hyperbilirubinemia, ototoxic medications, bacterial meningitis, birth weight of less than 1500 grams (3.3 pounds), in-utero infections, craniofacial abnormailites, low apgar scores, mechanical ventilation of 5 days or longer, or other syndromes known to included hearing loss.

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