Intermittent phototherapy in the treatment of jaundice in the premature infant

Thomas P. Vogl, Thomas Hegyi, I. Mark Hiatt, Richard A. Polin, Leonard Indyk

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Abstract

A controlled trial of the use of intermittent phototherapy for the treatment of hyperbilirubinemia in newborn infants is reported. Periods of illumination of (1) 15 minutes light on, 15 minutes light off, (2) 15 minutes on, 30 minutes off, and (3) 15 minutes on, 60 minutes off are as effective as is continuous illumination. A comparison with previous trials of intermittent phototherapy is made and differences in results are explained using as a model the action of light on bilirubin.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)627-630
Number of pages4
JournalThe Journal of Pediatrics
Volume92
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 1978
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health

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