Light Emitting Diode (LED) Phototherapy versus Conventional Phototherapy in Neonatal Hyperbilirubinemia: A Single Blinded Randomized Control Trial from Coastal India

Gutta, Sreesravya and Shenoy, Janardhan and Kamath, Sowmini P and Mithra, Prasanna P and Baliga, Shantharam B and Keshava S, Murali and *, Mukund P Srinivasan (2019) Light Emitting Diode (LED) Phototherapy versus Conventional Phototherapy in Neonatal Hyperbilirubinemia: A Single Blinded Randomized Control Trial from Coastal India. BioMed Research International, 2019. pp. 1-6. ISSN 23146133

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Abstract

Neonatal hyperbilirubinemia is a common problem with potentiality to cause irreversible brain damage. Reduction of serumbilirubin level is essential to minimize such damage. Compact fluorescent tubes, halogen bulbs, fiber optic blankets, and LEDsare commonly used light sources for phototherapy with varying efficacies. This study aimed at evaluating the effect of LED versusconventional phototherapy on (a) rate of reduction in total serum bilirubin levels, (b) effect on urinary lumirubin excretion, and (c)comparing side effects of phototherapies among neonates with hyperbilirubinemia. In this randomized control trial, 166 neonates≥35 weeks of age requiring phototherapy were recruited and further divided into 2 groups [LED (83) and conventional (83)]by using computer generated random numbers. Serial total serum bilirubin levels and random urinary lumirubin levels werecollected and side effects of phototherapy were noted. Rate of fall in total serum bilirubin levels (TSB,

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: neonate,phototherapy,jaundice,light emitting diode,conventional phototherapy
Subjects: Medicine > KMC Mangalore > Paediatrics
Medicine > KMC Mangalore > Community Medicine
Depositing User: KMCMLR User
Date Deposited: 26 Aug 2019 10:46
Last Modified: 26 Aug 2019 10:46
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/154443

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