Does intensive phototherapy produce hemolysis in newborns of 35 or more weeks gestation?

    loading  Checking for direct PDF access through Ovid



Because there is some in vivo and in vitro evidence that standard phototherapy might produce hemolysis, we wished to know whether intensive phototherapy produces hemolysis.

Study design:

We measured end-tidal carbon monoxide (CO) concentration corrected for ambient CO (ETCOc) in 27 newborn infants ≥35 weeks gestation receiving intensive phototherapy (average irradiance 43 μW/cm2/nm).


There was a steady decrease in the mean ETCOc over the course of the phototherapy.


Intensive phototherapy did not produce hemolysis in infants ≥35 weeks gestation.

Related Topics

    loading  Loading Related Articles