Kernicterus / Edition 1

Kernicterus / Edition 1

by David W. McCandless
     
 

ISBN-10: 1441965548

ISBN-13: 9781441965547

Pub. Date: 09/09/2010

Publisher: Springer-Verlag New York, LLC

Kernicterus is an excellent example of a metabolic encephalopathy. It clearly produces a biochemical lesion early when bilirubin first enters the brain. If initial staining can be minimized or reversed, permanent damage can be avoided. This takes strict attention to detail, and a keen ability for timely and accurate diagnosis. The potential for improvement/reversal

Overview

Kernicterus is an excellent example of a metabolic encephalopathy. It clearly produces a biochemical lesion early when bilirubin first enters the brain. If initial staining can be minimized or reversed, permanent damage can be avoided. This takes strict attention to detail, and a keen ability for timely and accurate diagnosis. The potential for improvement/reversal argues strongly for increased awareness by all health care workers. Kernicterus will examine the history, biochemistry, physiology, neuropathology, etc., of bilirubin. New concepts of how bilirubin is toxic, and damages the acoustic system will be thoroughly examined. The promising new treatment possibility using gene therapy will be examined in detail. This therapy has been successfully used in the excellent animal model, the Gunn rat. Translation of these exciting results to newborn infants is well underway.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781441965547
Publisher:
Springer-Verlag New York, LLC
Publication date:
09/09/2010
Series:
Contemporary Clinical Neuroscience Series
Edition description:
2011
Pages:
286
Product dimensions:
6.70(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

Dedication page.- Preface.- Acknowledgement.- Key words.-Chapter 1 Prologue: Hyperbilirubinemia, kernicterus, and world health concerns.-Chapter 2 History of bilirubin.-Chapter 3 Biochemistry and physiology of bilirubin.- Chapter 4 Prematurity.- Chapter 5 Erythroblastosis fetalis.- Chapter 6 Gunn rats.- Chapter 7 Crigler-Najjar Syndrome.- Chapter 8 Neuropathology of kernicterus.- Chapter 9 Bilirubin and energy metabolism.- Chapter 10 Bilirubin and other biochemical changes.- Chapter 11 Jaundice and breast milk.- Chapter 12 Jaundice and malaria.- Chapter 13 Jaundice and congenital pyloric stenosis.- Chapter 14 Phototherapy for hyperbilirubinemia.- Chapter 15 Non phototherapy treatment.- Chapter 16 Hyperbilirubinemia revisited.- Chapter 17 Auditory brainstem response.- Chapter 18 Progressive familial intrahepatic cholestasis.- Chapter 19 Kernicterus in older children and adults.- Chapter 20 Cerebral palsy and counseling.- Chapter 21 Neurological sequelae from jaundice.- Chapter 22 Neurobehavioral teratology.- Chapter 23 Gene therapy for hyperbilirubinemia.- Chapter 24 Epilog: Kernicterus: comments and future directions.- Appendix.- References.- Index.

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