Last updated on February 2018

A Trial of the Irradiance Level of Phototherapy for Neonatal Jaundice


Brief description of study

The aim of this trial is to show that the low irradiance level is not worse than the high irradiance level in the phototherapy for neonatal jaundice.

Detailed Study Description

Neonatal jaundice is a commonly disease. Phototherapy is performed to prevent from kernicterus.However, light sources and irradiance level are different among hospitals, and it was controversial whether the improvement of jaundice is related to the irradiance level of phototherapy or not. In addition, long-term side effects are not clear, therefore, excessive irradiation should be avoided. The purpose of this study is to show that the low irradiance level is not worse than the high irradiance level in the phototherapy for neonatal jaundice. This study is multicenter randomized controlled trial conducted by Nagoya University Hospital, Anjo Kosei Hospital, Kasugai Municipal Hospital, Handa Hospital, TOYOTA Memorial Hospital, National Hospital Organization Nagoya Medical Center, Japan Red Cross Nagoya Daiichi Hospital, Hekinan Municipal Hospital, and Ogaki Municipal Hospital.

Clinical Study Identifier: NCT03055481

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Kazuhiro Horiba, MD

TOYOTA Memorial Hospital
Toyota, Japan
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