A novel phototherapy device: The design community approach for the developing world

TitleA novel phototherapy device: The design community approach for the developing world
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2010
AuthorsMalkin R, Anand V
JournalIEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Magazine
Volume29
Issue2
Start Page37
Pagination37 - 43
Date Published01/2010
ISSN0739-5175
Abstract

Neonatal jaundice, also known as hyperbilirubinemia, occurs when the blood has excessive levels of bilirubin, sometimes causing the skin and eyes to turn yellow. Hyperbilirubinemia is extraordinarily common (Table 1), particularly in the developing world. In most cases, infants with jaundice improve in a few days without intervention. However, if not treated, severe cases can cause encephalopathy and kernicterus (a type of brain damage), leading to deafness and other forms of disability. © 2006 IEEE.

DOI10.1109/MEMB.2010.936453
Short TitleIEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Magazine