Can anesthesiologic strategies for caesarean section influence newborn jaundice? A retrospective and prospective study

Donatella De Amici, Paola Delmonte, Lucia Martinotti, Antonella Gasparoni, Silvia Zizzi, Isabella Ramajoli, Felice Ramajoli

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Abstract

Rationale and Objectives: Neonatal jaundice is a frequent problem in neonatology and can be influenced by many factors. Our study arose from the clinical observation that among all newborns delivered by caesarean section in our center, some had a more intense physiological jaundice. We began by reviewing clinical anesthesiological case-sheets to ascertain whether this difference was linked to the use of different anesthesiologic strategies. We then performed a prospective study on healthy preterm and term newborns to verify this hypothesis. Study Design: We retrospectively considered all healthy term newborns with weight >2,400 g delivered by caesarean section from January 1998 to May 1999. In the prospective studies we included healthy term and preterm newborns consecutively delivered by caesarean section from May 1999 to December 1999. We excluded preterm newborns with gestational age

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)97-102
Number of pages6
JournalBiology of the Neonate
Volume79
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2001

Keywords

  • Bupivacaine
  • Caesarean section
  • Isoflurane
  • Neonatal jaundice
  • Sevoflurane

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Developmental Biology
  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health

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