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

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Abstract

Objective:

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).

Results:

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

Conclusion:

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

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