The Gunn Rat — A Model for Phototherapy

  • Leonore Ballowitz
  • Folker Hanefeld
  • Günther Wiese


For more than 15 years, neonatologists, a pediatric neurologist, illumination engineers as consultants and later on a pediatrician, formerly trained in mathematics and chemistry — are using in our hospital the Gunn rat strain as a model. phototherapv (PT) was one of the main topics. Today, the succeeding steps of research shall be listed in short and completed by new data.*


Neonatal Jaundice Serum Bilirubin Concentration Sham Oper Human Baby Heterozygous Littermate 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.


Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.


  1. 1.
    D. R. Davis, R. A. Yeary,and K. Lee, 1981, The failure of phototherapy to reduce plasma bilirubin levels in the bile duct-ligated rat, J. Pediat. 99: 956.Google Scholar
  2. 2.
    J. F. Ennever, A. F. McDonagh,and W. T. Speck, Phototherapy for neonatal jaundice: Optimal wavelength of light. Submitted to J. Pediat. Google Scholar
  3. 3.
    D. Ostrow, 1969, Mechanism of phototherapy of jaundice, Soc. Pediat. Res. Atlanta CityGoogle Scholar
  4. 4.
    C. Vecchi, G. P. Donzelli, M. G. Migliorini, G. Sbrana,and R. Pratesi, 1982, New light in phototherapy, Lancet i.í.390.Google Scholar
  5. 5.
    Th. P. Vogl, H. Cheskin, Th. A. Blumenfeld, W. T. Speck,and M. R. Koenigsberger, 1977, Effect of intermittent phototherapy on bilirubin dynamics in Gunn rats, Pediat. Res. 11: 1021.Google Scholar
  6. 6.
    I. Yamanouchi, Y. Yamauchi, and I. Igarashi, 1980, Trans-cutaneous bilirubinometry: Preliminary studies of noninvasive transcutaneous bilirubin meter in the Okayama National Hospital, Pediatrics 65: 195Google Scholar

Copyright information

© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1984

Authors and Affiliations

  • Leonore Ballowitz
    • 1
  • Folker Hanefeld
    • 1
  • Günther Wiese
    • 1
  1. 1.Kaiserin Auguste Victoria HausChildren’s Hospital Free University BerlinBerlin 19Germany

Personalised recommendations