Muhittin A. Serdar | Turkey

International Journal of Medical Research & Health Sciences (IJMRHS)
ISSN: 2319-5886 Indexed in: ESCI (Thomson Reuters)

Muhittin A. Serdar

Department of Biochemistry and Clinical Biochemistry, Acıbadem, University Faculty of Medicine, Ankara, Turkey


  • Research   
    Predicting Urinary Tract Infection in Jaundiced Newborns by Phototherapy Response
    Author(s): Fatma Simsek, S. Umit Sarici, Demet Soylu*, Muhittin A. Serdar, Murat Ozcan and Dilek Sarici

    Objective: This study aimed to compare the post-phototherapy decrease in Serum Total Bilirubin (STB) levels of newborns diagnosed to have idiopathic pathologic hyperbilirubinemia with and without Urinary Tract Infection (UTI) and to determine a critical cut-off value of percent decrease in STB with phototherapy in predicting the diagnosis of UTI. Methods: Urine samples for microscopic examination and bacteriologic culture were obtained in 381 newborns of whom all other possible etiologic causes of neonatal hyperbilirubinemia were excluded. Newborns with and without positive urine culture (Groups I and II) were compared concerning demographic findings and laboratory data. The Receiver Operating Characteristic (ROC) curve was constituted. Results: Post-phototherapy STB level was significantly higher (P=0.0002) and the decrease in STB le.. Read More»

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