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dc.titlePhototherapy for neonatal jaundice
dc.contributor.authorTan, K.L.
dc.date.accessioned2014-11-10T09:20:29Z
dc.date.available2014-11-10T09:20:29Z
dc.date.issued1991
dc.identifier.citationTan, K.L. (1991). Phototherapy for neonatal jaundice. Clinics in Perinatology 18 (3) : 423-439. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
dc.identifier.issn00955108
dc.identifier.urihttp://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/107718
dc.description.abstractPhototherapy 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.
dc.sourceScopus
dc.typeArticle
dc.contributor.departmentPAEDIATRICS
dc.description.sourcetitleClinics in Perinatology
dc.description.volume18
dc.description.issue3
dc.description.page423-439
dc.description.codenCLPED
dc.identifier.isiutNOT_IN_WOS
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