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BiliBlanket phototherapy system versus conventional phototherapy: a randomized controlled trial in preterm infants.
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PMID:  7748680     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
OBJECTIVE: This study compares the use of standard overhead fluorescent phototherapy units with the BiliBlanket a woven fibreoptic pad which delivers high intensity light with no ultraviolet or infrared irradiation in the treatment of jaundice in preterm infants. METHODOLOGY: We chose to study infants between 800 and 2500 g, with strict criteria for commencing and ceasing phototherapy. Serum bilirubin levels were followed at 12-24 h intervals until 24 h after cessation of phototherapy. Infants were allocated at random to receive either conventional phototherapy or the BiliBlanket. RESULTS: There were 24 infants in the conventional group and 20 in the BiliBlanket group. Mean duration of phototherapy was compared and was 44 h for the conventional group versus 42 h for the BiliBlanket group. CONCLUSIONS: We have shown that the BiliBlanket is as effective as conventional phototherapy and was well accepted by nursing staff and parents.
S A Costello; J Nyikal; V Y Yu; P McCloud
Publication Detail:
Type:  Clinical Trial; Comparative Study; Journal Article; Randomized Controlled Trial    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of paediatrics and child health     Volume:  31     ISSN:  1034-4810     ISO Abbreviation:  J Paediatr Child Health     Publication Date:  1995 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1995-06-22     Completed Date:  1995-06-22     Revised Date:  2008-11-21    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9005421     Medline TA:  J Paediatr Child Health     Country:  AUSTRALIA    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  11-3     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Paediatrics, Monash Medical Centre, Monash University, Clayton, Victoria, Australia.
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MeSH Terms
Bilirubin / blood
Equipment Safety
Fiber Optic Technology*
Infant, Newborn
Infant, Premature*
Jaundice, Neonatal / blood,  therapy*
Phototherapy / adverse effects,  instrumentation*
Treatment Outcome
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J Paediatr Child Health. 1995 Feb;31(1):6-7   [PMID:  7748695 ]

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