Phototherapy and plasma immunoreactive prostaglandin A values. Its effect in premature infants

C. E. Aplin, B. H. Brouhard, R. J. Cunningham, Carol Richardson

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Abstract

Plasma immunoreactive prostaglandin A (IPGA) values were determined for 14 premature infants before and after 48 hrs of phototherapy and in a control group of six age-matched premature infants. At 4 to 8 days of life, the infants who had received phototherapy for 48 hrs had significantly lower IPGA values compared with controls. At 2 to 3 days of life, four infants with a clinically apparent patent ductus arteriosus were found to have significantly elevated IPGA values compared with controls. After 48 hours of phototherapy, these infants likewise had a significant decrease in IPGA values compared with controls; in all four infants, the ductus closed spontaneously. Phototherapy is an effective method for decreasing plasma IPGA values in premature infants.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)625-627
Number of pages3
JournalAmerican Journal of Diseases of Children
Volume133
Issue number6
StatePublished - 1979

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Prostaglandins A
Phototherapy
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Phototherapy and plasma immunoreactive prostaglandin A values. Its effect in premature infants. / Aplin, C. E.; Brouhard, B. H.; Cunningham, R. J.; Richardson, Carol.

In: American Journal of Diseases of Children, Vol. 133, No. 6, 1979, p. 625-627.

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