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Iranian Journal of Pediatrics
Tehran University of Medical Sciences Press
ISSN: 1018-4406
EISSN: 1018-4406
Vol. 16, No. 2, 2006, pp. 230-233
Bioline Code: pe06032
Full paper language: Farsi
Document type: Research Article
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Iranian Journal of Pediatrics, Vol. 16, No. 2, 2006, pp. 230-233

 en Evaluation of efficacy and complication between three mode of phototherapy
Behjati, Sh & Ghotbi, H


Background: Even though phototherapy has been used for more than 30 years, reports of significant toxicity are rare. Phototherapy is highly effective method for preventing and treating hyperbilirubinemia.
Methods: A prospective study was performed in 200 neonates with hyperbilirubinemia in Children's Medical Center, Tehran. Complications of phototherapy (weight loss, fever, loose stool, Hypocalcaemia, thrombocytopenia) were evaluated.
Findings: There was a positive relation between efficacy and irradiance but complications were not different. Hypocalcaemia, thrombocytopenia and loose stool (P<0/05) were found.
Conclusion: Intensive phototherapy and double phototherapy were more effective than single phototherapy. There was no relation between mode of phototherapy and complications.

Neonatal icter , Hyperbilirubinemia , phototherapy , indirect hyperbilirubinemia

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