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Phototherapy Devices for Neonatal Jaundice: Clinical-Effectiveness, Cost-Effectiveness, and Guidelines

Last updated: May 10, 2018
Project Number: RB1212-000
Product Line: Rapid Response
Research Type: Devices and Systems
Report Type: Summary of Abstracts
Result type: Report

Question

  1. What is the comparative clinical effectiveness of different phototherapy devices used to treat jaundice in newborns?
  2. What is the comparative clinical effectiveness of phototherapy devices used with or without incubators to treat jaundice in newborns?
  3. What is the clinical effectiveness of double phototherapy treatment for the treatment of newborn jaundice?
  4. What is the comparative cost-effectiveness of different phototherapy devices used to treat jaundice in newborns?
  5. What are the evidence-based guidelines regarding phototherapy devices with or without incubators for the treatment of newborn jaundice?

Key Message

One systematic review, nine randomized controlled trials, seven non-randomized studies, and two evidence-based guidelines were identified regarding phototherapy used to treat jaundice in newborns.