volume 85, issue 5, P455-458 2009
DOI: 10.1590/s0021-75572009000500015
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Abstract: AbstractObjectives: To compare the effectiveness of single (1 panel) vs. double (2 panels) phototherapy in reducing nonhemolytic hyperbilirubinemia in term newborns. Methods:Term newborns with hyperbilirubinemia were prospectively randomized to receive double or single phototherapy. Bilirubin levels were measured at admission and at 12-hour intervals, as well as at a follow-up 48 hours after discharge. Results:Thirty-seven patients received single and 40 double phototherapy. The mean decrease in bilirubin lev…

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