Heliotherapy for Neonatal Hyperbilirubinemia in Southwest, Nigeria: A Baseline Pre-Intervention Study

@inproceedings{Emokpae2016HeliotherapyFN,
  title={Heliotherapy for Neonatal Hyperbilirubinemia in Southwest, Nigeria: A Baseline Pre-Intervention Study},
  author={Abieyuwa A. Emokpae and Cecilia Abimbola Mabogunje and Zainab O. Imam and Bolajoko O Olusanya},
  booktitle={PloS one},
  year={2016}
}
BACKGROUND A novel filtered-sunlight phototherapy (FSPT) device has been demonstrated to be safe and efficacious for treating infants with neonatal jaundice in resource-constrained tropical settings. We set out to provide baseline data for evaluating the clinical impact of this device in a referral pediatric hospital. METHODS We reviewed the medical records of infants admitted for neonatal hyperbilirubinemia in an inner-city Children's Hospital in Lagos, between January 2012 and December 2014… CONTINUE READING

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