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Grand Rounds: Neonatal Cholestasis and Jaundice: When should we be concerned?


By Kevin Watson, MD , Medical Director, Behavioral Health Emergency Services Akron Children's Hospital, Akron, OH


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Objectives (Educational Content) :

1. Examine the physiology of bilirubin metabolism and excretion. 2. Explain the differential diagnosis and pathophysiology of neonatal cholestasis. 3. Describe the steps in evaluation and treatment of common causes of neonatal cholestasis.

Target Audience:

General pediatricians, family physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, social workers, psychologists and nurses.

Identified Gap:

Diagnosis and treatment of cholestatic liver disease in infants is very important in the first few months of life.

Estimated Time to Complete the Educational Activity:

1 hour

Expiration Date for CME Credit:


Method of Physician Participation in the Learning Process:

The learner will view the presentation, successfully complete a post-test and complete an activity evaluation.

Evaluation Methods:

All learners must successfully complete a post-test, as well as an activity evaluation, to claim CME credit.

Accreditation Statement:

Children’s Hospital Medical Center of Akron is accredited by the Ohio State Medical Association to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

CHMCA designates this enduring material activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit ™. Physicians should only claim the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.