Randomized controlled trial of light-emitting diode phototherapy

  title={Randomized controlled trial of light-emitting diode phototherapy},
  author={M. Jeffrey Maisels and Elizabeth A Kring and Jennifer DeRidder},
  journal={Journal of Perinatology},
Objective:We wished to compare the efficacy of light-emitting diode (LED) phototherapy with special blue fluorescent (BB) tube phototherapy in the treatment of neonatal hyperbilirubinemia.Study design:We randomly assigned 66 infants⩾35 weeks of gestation to receive phototherapy using an LED device or BB. In addition to phototherapy from above, all infants also received phototherapy from below using four BB tubes or a fiberoptic pad.Result:After 15±5 h of phototherapy, the rate of decline in the… CONTINUE READING


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