Is phototherapy a risk factor for ileus in high-risk neonates?


BACKGROUND Abdominal distension and bile stained aspirates are common in high-risk neonates under phototherapy (PT). OBJECTIVE To compare the incidence of ileus and related risk factors in extremely low birth weight (ELBW) neonates who did/did not receive PT. DESIGN/METHODS Retrospective detailed analysis of data on 52 consecutive ELBW neonatal… (More)