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Phototherapy--1988. A green light for a new approach?
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  2651596     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Neonatal hyperbilirubinemia or, as otherwise known, jaundice of the newborn is the most common clinical problem in the newborn period. Visible jaundice is seen in 30% to 50% of infants, and in about 10%, the hyperbilirubinemia requires treatment. The critical factor that leads to the accumulation of this yellow pigment bilirubin is the immaturity of the newborn's liver and its inability to excrete the natural form of unconjugated bilirubin. In the past two decades phototherapy has become the routine both for treatment of neonates with hyperbilirubinemia and for prophylaxis in highrisk patients such as preterm infants. Recent information about the mechanism of phototherapy and the availability of new types of light sources prompted this review.
Authors:
A I Eidelman; M S Schimmel
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of perinatology : official journal of the California Perinatal Association     Volume:  9     ISSN:  0743-8346     ISO Abbreviation:  J Perinatol     Publication Date:  1989 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1989-06-01     Completed Date:  1989-06-01     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8501884     Medline TA:  J Perinatol     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  69-71     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Department of Neonatology, Shaare Zedek Medical Center, Jerusalem, Israel.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Color
Humans
Infant, Newborn
Jaundice, Neonatal / therapy*
Light
Phototherapy*

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