07 Aug '11, 3pm

LEDs Used to Help Babies with Severe Jaundice

Light-emitting diodes not only use less energy, they give off better light than those compact fluorescents, without using mercury. Add to the list: LEDs also are being used to help babies born with severe jaundice , which can lead to brain damage and death. The first baby treated using LEDs is named, appropriately, "Hope." According to the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID ), the technology is called D-Rev's Brilliance device . It was used in a neonatal care intensive unit in Ogbomoso, Nigeria. The baby had been diagnosed with severe jaundice and needed an exchange blood transfusion to prevent brain damage or death. But a local doctor was unwilling to do a tranfusion, due to the baby's low birth weight of 2.6 pounds. Hope slept one night under Brilliance, however, and no longer required a transfusion, USAID officials report. Severe jaundice is a fairly commo...

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