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In the new born baby i.e birth to one month, Jaundice can pose a serious problem, because high level of the billirubin can permanently damage the brain. The indirect billirubin, which is not water soluble can be decomposed to a harmless metabolic, which is water soluble, does not cross blood brain barrier and is rapidly excreted in the bile and urine and so does not accumulate. This is achieved by exposing the infant to bright light ( approx. 4.5 micro watts/sq.cm/nm) in the range of 420 to 480 nm wave length.
About CFL Phototherapy
The CFL Phototherapy Unit occupies very little bed side space providing ease during observation. The unit is mobile, mounted on 4 castors i.e 2 with brakes & 2 without brakes. The base of the unit conveniently goes beneath a bed or a trolley and can also be adjusted with the warmer/Incubator.The Chokes are fitted at the base to decrease the heat generation in the tube unit thus giving an added protection to the unit.
The tube unit can be adjusted up/down by the mechanism provided in the pillar. Protection is provided against free fall of the unit by adding a big screw at the back, thus making it compatible to fit over an incubator or baby cot etc.
Baby Bed (Comes with undersurface Phototherapy Unit)
Baby bassenet comes with fold down / drop down panels and a big shelf. Facility of head down position on both sides is also given. Under surface phototherapy unit has 4 blue & 2 white CFL and is fitted at a distance of 300mm from baby bed (adjustment level is optional).
The lamp unit is made of light weight plastic, has 4nos of blue light tubes with higher intensity of light in therapeutic range and 2 nos of white light tubes. CFL tubes last five times longer than ordinary tube light, requires less frequent replacement. The unit is fitted with special mirror coated reflectors for better reflection. Also has fold up facility during inspection of neonates or storage and angle folding facility for using along with radiant warmer.
A fan is provided at the top cover for efficient heat dissipation with concealed wiring inside the unit.