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Prognostic evaluation of newborns with neonatal hyperbilirubinemia
Aims: We aimed to investigate the effect of phototherapy treatment by showing that it increases systemic inflammation and changes in NLR (neutrophil count/lymphocyte count), PLO (platelet count/lymphocyte count), systemic Inflammation Index (platelet count × neutrophil count/lymphocyte count ratio) in peripheral blood.
Methods: It was conducted at Balıkesir University Health Practice and Research Hospital between April 2023 and August 2023. 60 babies with a gestational age of ?36 weeks and a birth weight of ?2500 g were included in the study.
Results: A statistically significant difference was detected between WBC, lymphocyte count, monocyte count, neutrophil count, lymphocyte/monocyte, systemic inflammatory index before and after phototherapy (p<0.05).
Conclusion: We concluded that phototherapy is associated with the inflammatory process and may increase cytokine release. To investigate these effects of phototherapy, studies on larger populations are needed.

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