A new approach to an old hypothesis; phototherapy does not affect ductal patency via PGE(2) and PGI(2)


Surmeli-Onay O., YURDAKÖK M., KARAGÖZ T., Erkekoglu P., ERTUĞRUL İ., Takci S., et al.

JOURNAL OF MATERNAL-FETAL & NEONATAL MEDICINE, cilt.28, ss.16-22, 2015 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi)

  • Cilt numarası: 28 Konu: 1
  • Basım Tarihi: 2015
  • Doi Numarası: 10.3109/14767058.2014.899575
  • Dergi Adı: JOURNAL OF MATERNAL-FETAL & NEONATAL MEDICINE
  • Sayfa Sayısı: ss.16-22

Özet

Objective: Numerous investigations have demonstrated that phototherapy (PT) directly or indirectly causes ductal patency by photorelaxation effect. In this observational study, we aimed to assess the effect of PT on the incidence of patent ductus arteriosus (PDA) together with prostaglandins (PGE(2)) and (PGI(2)) levels in preterm infants.