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2 weeks ago
Referring to following link, I would like to know on how UV Lamp help Newborn baby

Does anyone have any suggestions?
Thanks in advance for any suggestions


https://www.videoblocks.com/video/newborn-baby-lying-in-a-glass-box-under-the-uv-lamp-ultraviolet-therapy-in-a-maternity-hospital-humi0rwjxiuji4gjg
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2 weeks ago
Christ almighty, that looks bloody dangerous!
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2 weeks ago
It's not UV light. Phototherapy lights emit light in the blue-green spectrum (wavelengths 430-490nm). The purpose is to reduce high bilirubin levels that cause jaundice in a newborn.
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2 weeks ago
It's not UV light. Phototherapy lights emit light in the blue-green spectrum (wavelengths 430-490nm). The purpose is to reduce high bilirubin levels that cause jaundice in a newborn.

I would like to know on how long baby receives Phototherapy lights daily for this treatment.
Do you have any suggestions?
Thank you very much for any suggestions (^v^)
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2 weeks ago
Hi again, oem7110

In some cases, phototherapy will only be needed for 24 hours or less, in some cases, it may be required for 5 to 7 days. The American Academy of Pediatrics Guidelines suggest that an infant readmitted for hyperbilirubinemia, with a level of 18 mg/dL or more, should have a level of 13 - 14 mg/dL in order to discontinue phototherapy. In general, serum bilirubin levels should show a significant decrease before the lights are turned off.
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2 weeks ago
Hi again, oem7110 In some cases, phototherapy will only be needed for 24 hours or less, in some cases, it may be required for 5 to 7 days. The American Academy of Pediatrics Guidelines suggest that an infant readmitted for hyperbilirubinemia, with a level of 18 mg/dL or more, should have a level of 13 - 14 mg/dL in order to discontinue phototherapy. In general, serum bilirubin levels should show a significant decrease before the lights are turned off.

If Newborn baby receives this treatment continuely for 24 hours, which would interrupt baby's circadian clock.
How do doctor concern about this issue of circadian clock?
Do you have any suggestions?
Thank you very much for any suggestions (^v^)
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2 weeks ago
I don't think new born babies have that. Fetuses rely on their mother's hormones while in the womb, but after birth they develop it on their own after some time. The cloth is places over their eyes to prevent retinal damage, not to disrupt circadian rhythm
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