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Title: Phototherapy for neonatal jaundice
Authors: Tan, K.L. 
Issue Date: 1991
Source: Tan, K.L. (1991). Phototherapy for neonatal jaundice. Clinics in Perinatology 18 (3) : 423-439. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: Phototherapy is now the preferred method of treatment for neonatal hyperbilirubinemia by virtue of its noninvasive nature and its relative freedom from major complications. It is also convenient, easy to use, and inexpensive in terms of manpower, equipment, and disposals. Long-term experience with phototherapy has demonstrated its safety as well as efficacy. With high-intensity phototherapy at saturation dose, even severe hemolytic hyperbilirubinemia can be adequately controlled; only pack cell transfusions are required to correct the resulting anemia. It should, however, be stressed that adequate monitoring of the well being of the baby together with the bilirubin levels should always be carefully observed. The lamps should be kept cool during phototherapy and be changed regularly after every 2000 hours of use. Observing such precautions will ensure the efficacy and safety of phototherapy.
Source Title: Clinics in Perinatology
URI: http://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/131104
ISSN: 00955108
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