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|Title:||Neonatal jaundice: update on phototherapy management.|
|Source:||Tan, K.L. (1993-03). Neonatal jaundice: update on phototherapy management.. Annals of the Academy of Medicine Singapore 22 (2) : 225-228. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.|
|Abstract:||Phototherapy is now the standard form of treatment for infants with neonatal hyperbilirubinaemia. Though gradual in its effect, it finally produces a prolonged reduction in bilirubin values; retreatment with phototherapy is relatively rare. Factors that affect efficacy of phototherapy are: initial bilirubin level, birth weight, gestational age, postnatal age, aetiology of jaundice and light intensity and spectral emission. Phototherapy has now been demonstrated to be highly effective and safe; with simple precautions, no untoward side-effects will occur. The guidelines for commencement, monitoring and cessation of phototherapy are provided.|
|Source Title:||Annals of the Academy of Medicine Singapore|
|Appears in Collections:||Staff Publications|
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