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Effectiveness of conventional phototherapy versus Super light-emitting diodes phototherapy in neonatal hyperbilirubinemia.
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PMID:  22919982     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Process    
BACKGROUND: Neonatal hyperbilirubinemia is very common. Phototherapy has been used for decades to prevent severe hyperbilirubinemia, which can cause kernicterus.
OBJECTIVE: To compare the effectiveness of two phototherapy devices in reducing plasma bilirubin and duration of phototherapy in non-severe hyperbilirubinemia.
MATERIAL AND METHOD: This was an open-label randomized controlled trial. Forty healthy infants aged between 1 and 5 days with non-severe hyperbilirubinemia, but to the level requiring phototherapy, were recruited. The phototherapy unit used in the "blue-light" group was the Siriraj Phototherapy Lamp with 6 special blue fluorescent tubes. The phototherapy unit used in the "light-emitting diodes (LEDs)" group was the Bilitron 3006 with 5 super LEDs.
RESULTS: Twenty infants were included in each group. Demographic data and baseline clinical characteristics of infants in both groups were comparable. Median rate (25%, 75%tile) ofplasma bilirubin decreasing during phototherapy in the "blue light" was significantly higher than in the "LEDs" group [0.16 (0.09, 0.25) and 0.10 (0.02, 0.17) mg/dL/hour, respectively; p = 0.03]. Duration of phototherapy in "blue light" group was shorter than in "LEDs" group but was not statistically significant.
CONCLUSION: A locally invented phototherapy device with special blue fluorescent tubes can be more effective than the more expensive commercial super LEDs phototherapy device in decreasing plasma bilirubin.
Sopapan Ngerncham; Kriangsak Jirapaet; Ratanapan Suvonachai; Ranoo Chaweerat; Pimol Wongsiridej; Thratip Kolatat
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of the Medical Association of Thailand = Chotmaihet thangphaet     Volume:  95     ISSN:  0125-2208     ISO Abbreviation:  J Med Assoc Thai     Publication Date:  2012 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-08-27     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7507216     Medline TA:  J Med Assoc Thai     Country:  Thailand    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  884-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
Division of Neonatology, Department of Pediatrics, Faculty of Medicine Siriraj Hospital, Mahidol University, Bangkok, Thailand.
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