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Eur J Pediatr. 1988 Jun;147(5):525-8.

On the efficacy of various irradiation regimens in phototherapy of neonatal hyperbilirubinaemia.

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Universit├Ąts-Kinderklinik, Kiel, Federal Republic of Germany.

Abstract

The efficacy of various irradiation regimens in phototherapy of neonatal hyperbilirubinaemia was analysed. One hundred and one newborns were assigned to three groups at random. The best results were achieved when six special blue fluorescent lamps were used and the sides of the incubator were draped with white cloth to reflect the light diffusely. This simple measure increased the therapeutic effect by approx. 35%. Compared to standard phototherapy units equipped with fluorescent lights, a halide lamp was no more effective. The results of the clinical trial confirm the conclusions drawn from measurements, published previously. According to those findings, irradiating large areas of skin as homogeneously as possible should produce optimum results. Using a lamp with a large surface in combination with diffusely reflecting areas should best meet this requirement.

PMID:
3044798
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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