Volume 64, Issue 10 (2 2006)                   Tehran Univ Med J 2006, 64(10): 85-89 | Back to browse issues page

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Torkaman M, Afsharpeyman SH, Khalili Matinzadeh Z, Amirsalary S, Kavehmanesh Z, Hashemi S.A. The effect of fluid supplementation on serum bilirubin level during phototerapy in term infants. Tehran Univ Med J 2006; 64 (10) :85-89
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Background: Jaundice is a common and benign problem in neonatal period. Several therapeutic procedures for decreasing of serum bilirubin level has been recommended. phototherapy is most common them. Our goal Form this study is the evaluation of serum therapy effects in decreasing of serum bilirubin concentration in icteric infants that are treated with phototherapy.
Methods: This is a prospective clinical trial in Najmeih Hospital in 2002. In this study 80 term icteric infants with bilirubin level greater than 17 mg/dl were randomized in two groups, both groups underwent phototherapy and in the case group intravenous fluid supplementation was added. There were no significant differences in the mean gestational age, birth weight, hemoglobin, and also in total serum bilirubin level at admission in the two groups.
Results: There were no significant differences in the mean rate of of serum bilirubin level decline during first 24 and 48 hours of hospitalization and also the time of bilirubin decreasing to less than 15 mg/dl and the length of hospitalization in two groups.
Conclution: Our study showed intravenous fluid supplementation could be limited to special cases of neonatal icter such as moderate to severe dehydration.
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