Phototherapy is largely used in the management of neonatal hyperbilirubinaemia, but its safety is very far from being proved. The Authors studied the effectiveness of daylight in low-birth-weight newborns. The results obtained show that the reduction of bilirubin induced by phototherapy is related with gestational age and intra-uterine growth. The very low-birth-weight infants, at higher risk of kernicterus, as they are more responsives to phototherapy, as well they are, probably, more susceptibles to side-effects. The Authors think that phototherapy should be planned on the basis of such observations.
|Numero di pagine||6|
|Rivista||Pediatria Medica e Chirurgica|
|Stato di pubblicazione||Pubblicato - 1983|