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Green light phototherapy in newborn infants with ABO hemolytic disease.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  3681556     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The efficacy of fluorescent green light phototherapy was compared with that of blue light phototherapy in the treatment of full-term infants with hemolytic disease and jaundice caused by ABO incompatibility. The efficacy of the treatment was expressed as actual (milligrams per hour) and quantum (milligrams per hour per square centimeter per megawatt) efficiency, taking into account the differential emission of energy from the green versus the blue fluorescent tubes. No statistically significant difference in the rate of serum bilirubin photodegradation was found between the two groups after treatment for 84.6 +/- 14.1 hours versus 81.5 +/- 14.2 hours with the green and the blue phototherapy, respectively. These results, coupled with the known effects of the blue light on the genetic apparatus of mammalian cells, support the application of the green light phototherapy for the treatment of neonatal hyperbilirubinemia caused by ABO incompatibility.
H Ayyash; E Hadjigeorgiou; J Sofatzis; A Chatziioannou; D Nicolopoulos; E Sideris
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of pediatrics     Volume:  111     ISSN:  0022-3476     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Pediatr.     Publication Date:  1987 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1988-01-15     Completed Date:  1988-01-15     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0375410     Medline TA:  J Pediatr     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  882-7     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Second Department of Pediatrics, University of Athens Medical School, Leto, Maternity Hospital, Greece.
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MeSH Terms
Infant, Newborn
Jaundice, Neonatal / therapy*
Phototherapy / instrumentation*

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