What is Bilismart Under Surface Phototherapy?
Bilismart under surface phototherapy is a non-invasive contraption devised to treat neonatal jaundice by eliminating the levels of bilirubin in the infant’s blood using a process called photo-oxidation.
What are Phototherapy Treatments?
Phototherapy treatments decrease the bilirubin levels in the blood by changing the trans-bilirubin into a water-soluble cis-bilirubin isomer. Light corresponding to blue color proves to be the most efficient means of administering phototherapy.
Treatment of Ailments Using Phototherapy
Offsetting conditions like hyperbilirubinemia in hemolytic as well as in non-hemolytic settings are treated using phototherapy.
Alternative Means of Administering Phototherapy
Other measures to implement phototherapy include the usage of halogen lamps and sunlight. Both of these are rendered ineffective since it is inadvisable to expose the infant to these sources for a prolonged time due to the risk of hyperpyrexia and skin burns.
It uses special 12 High-Intensity Blue Led lamps with an intensity of 40uw/cm2/nm with and a lifetime of 45000 hours. The peak wavelength of the device lies in the range of 40-45 nm with a maximum power consumption of 35W.
Effectiveness of Bilismart Under Surface Phototherapy Against BIND
Phototherapy should be initiated immediately upon indications of bilirubin reaching levels sufficient enough to cause bilirubin-induced brain damage (BIND) and can be directed from a distance as close as 10cm.
Course of Action
The detoxification is initiated immediately and the production of configurational and structural photo-isomers of bilirubin in the skin and precedes the fall in serum bilirubin, eradicating the risk of bilirubin toxicity.
Salient Features of Bilismart Under Surface Phototherapy
The use of Bilismart under surface phototherapy could significantly reduce the need for exchange blood transfusion since it is convenient, inexpensive, and compact (L=460mm, W=290mm, H=50mm) making it an ideal device to be used in small hospitals and nursing homes.