J Pediatr Intensive Care 2020; 09(03): 207-209
DOI: 10.1055/s-0040-1708556
Original Article
Georg Thieme Verlag KG Stuttgart · New York

Effect of Phototherapy on Stroke Volume in Newborn Infants with Jaundice

Majid Firouzi
1  Department of Pediatrics, Faculty of Medicine, Lorestan University of Medical Sciences, Khorramabad, Iran
,
Hamidreza Sherkatolabbasieh
1  Department of Pediatrics, Faculty of Medicine, Lorestan University of Medical Sciences, Khorramabad, Iran
,
Alireza Nezami
1  Department of Pediatrics, Faculty of Medicine, Lorestan University of Medical Sciences, Khorramabad, Iran
,
Shiva Shafizadeh
2  Department of Internal Medicine, Lorestan University of Medical Sciences, Khorramabad, Iran
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Publication History

30 November 2019

18 February 2020

Publication Date:
07 April 2020 (online)

Abstract

One of the rare complications associated with phototherapy include redistribution of blood flow that can alter cardiac output in infants. The aim of this study was to evaluate the effects of phototherapy on left ejection fraction in infants with jaundice. Twenty-nine infants admitted in Shahid Madani Children Hospital for receiving phototherapy were included in this study. Echocardiography was performed in the participants, immediately before and 24 hours after the treatment. Nineteen infants were reported to have decrease in the stroke volume following the treatment. The mean levels of stroke volume before and after phototherapy were 6.99 ± 2.17 and 6.55 ± 1.85 L/m2, respectively (p = 0.011). Phototherapy can reduce left ejection fraction in newborn infants with hyperbilirubinemia.

Authors' Contributions

M.F. and H.S. conceptualized and designed the study, drafted the initial manuscript, and reviewed and revised the manuscript. A.N. designed the data collection instruments, collected data, performed the initial analyses, and reviewed and revised the manuscript. S.S. coordinated and supervised data collection and critically reviewed the manuscript for important intellectual content.