Effect of phototherapy on growth factor levels in neonatal rat skin


Soyer T. , Ayva S., Aliefendioglu D., Aktuna Z., Aslan M. K. , Senyucel M. F. , ...More

JOURNAL OF PEDIATRIC SURGERY, vol.46, no.11, pp.2128-2131, 2011 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 46 Issue: 11
  • Publication Date: 2011
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.jpedsurg.2011.06.012
  • Title of Journal : JOURNAL OF PEDIATRIC SURGERY
  • Page Numbers: pp.2128-2131

Abstract

Aim: Neonates undergoing surgery may receive phototherapy (PT) for the treatment of hyperbilirubinemia. Although the effects of PT on neonatal structures are well documented, the effect of PT on wound healing has not been previously evaluated. An experimental study was performed to evaluate the effect of PT on growth factor levels responsible for wound healing in neonatal rat skin.