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Title: Phototherapy and neonatal liver function
Authors: Tan, K.L. 
Jacob, E.
Chua, K.S.
Woon, K.Y.
Issue Date: 1979
Citation: Tan, K.L., Jacob, E., Chua, K.S., Woon, K.Y. (1979). Phototherapy and neonatal liver function. Biology of the Neonate 36 (3-4) : 128-132. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: Two groups of 'healthy' full-term infants with hyperbilirubinemia exposed to phototherapy for 72 h demonstrated no significant change in serum glutamic pyruvic transaminase (SGPT), isocitric dehydrogenase (SICD), alkaline phosphatase (SAP), heat stable alkaline phosphatase (HSAP), total protein and albumin values; these values were similar to those of a comparable group of control infants without hyperbilirubinemia. The bilirubin levels, however, decreased significantly during this period. In a separate group of full-term infants with hyperbilirubinemia, the bromsulphalein (BSP) test before and after 72 h of phototherapy also demonstrated no significant alteration; the results were comparable to a control group of infants. Phototherapy, even for a duration of 72 h apparently does not seem to affect liver function in infants with hyperbilirubinemia.
Source Title: Biology of the Neonate
ISSN: 00063126
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