Un enfoque osteopático a la reducción de los reingresos por ictericia neonatal

An osteopathic approach to reduction of readmissions for neonatal jaundice
Osteopathic Family Physician    Share
Jaundice is a potentially life-threatening condition that continues to affect at-risk newborns, accounting for continued hospital readmissions. As family physicians, we should be cognizant of neonates who may be at risk for jaundice, including those with pathologic jaundice as well as newborns of breastfeeding mothers, and ensure sufficient intervention is taken to help prevent further elevations in bilirubin levels. One measure family physicians may consider is that of neonatal massage for those with elevated bilirubin levels. Neonatal massage, though not widely used, has been proven to promote excess bilirubin excretion, thus decreasing length of hospital stay; all the while, providing an intervention that allows parents to take an active role. (This is an abstract. To view full article, you will need to log in.) More

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