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Phototherapy. Short and long-term complications.
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PMID:  942239     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Use of phototherapy for hyperbilirubinaemia in 300 consecutively treated infants has shown that minor complications are common. With a knowledge of these complications and measures taken to minimize their effects, phototherapy appears to be safe in the short term. The long-term follow-up study showed that growth, and in particular head circumference, was not affected. There was, however, a higher incidence of squints and abnormal developmental performance in those infants treated with phototherapy. This may not have been due to phototherapy usage per se. However, because of these findings, it is suggested that phototherapy should not be used indiscriminately for hyperbilirubinaemia until the results of further long-term studies are available.
J H Drew; K Marriage; V V Bayle; E Bajraszewski; J M McNammara
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Archives of disease in childhood     Volume:  51     ISSN:  1468-2044     ISO Abbreviation:  Arch. Dis. Child.     Publication Date:  1976 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1976-09-25     Completed Date:  1976-09-25     Revised Date:  2009-11-18    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0372434     Medline TA:  Arch Dis Child     Country:  ENGLAND    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  454-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Bilirubin / blood
Body Height
Child Development
Follow-Up Studies
Infant, Newborn
Jaundice, Neonatal / blood,  therapy*
Light / adverse effects
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