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The Effect of Phototherapy on Fecal Calprotectin Levels.
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PMID:  22875658     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Objective Fetal calprotectin levels increase in the early stages of necrotizing enterocolitis. Although the effects of several factors on fetal calprotectin have been studied, the effect of phototherapy is not known. In this study, we analyzed the effect of phototherapy on fetal calprotectin levels.Methods Ninety breast-fed newborns (46 male, 44 female) who were hospitalized for indirect hyperbilirubinemia and treated with phototherapy were included to the study. Forty-two of them were term and 44 of them were preterm. Newborns treated with phototherapy (n = 53) constituted the phototherapy group (29 preterm, 24 term) and 37 newborns who did not receive phototherapy (19 preterm, 18 term) constituted the control group. Fecal samples were collected 24 hours after phototherapy had been started. Fecal samples (100 mg) were weighed with sensitive scales and preserved at -80°C after buffering with a special solution. All samples were studied at the same time with a fecal calprotectin kit by using enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay.Results There were no statistically significant difference between fecal calprotectin levels of term and preterm babies who received phototherapy and babies who did not receive phototherapy.Conclusion There was no effect of 24-hour phototherapy on fecal calprotectin levels in preterm and term newborns.
Aysegul Bukulmez; Omer Dogru; Ahmet Afsin Kundak; Osman Oztekin; Resit Koken; Hamide Melek; Fahri Ovali; Tulay Koken
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-8-8
Journal Detail:
Title:  American journal of perinatology     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1098-8785     ISO Abbreviation:  Am J Perinatol     Publication Date:  2012 Aug 
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Created Date:  2012-8-9     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  8405212     Medline TA:  Am J Perinatol     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Thieme Medical Publishers 333 Seventh Avenue, New York, NY 10001, USA.
Faculty of Medicine, Department of Pediatrics, Afyon Kocatepe University, Afyonkarahisar, Turkey.
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