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Influence of perinatal risk factors on the involution of the irido-pupillary membrane.
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PMID:  8487151     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The aim of this study was to assess the influence of common perinatal risk factors on the disappearance of the anterior vascular capsule of the lens (AVCL). Direct ophthalmologic examinations were performed on 75 neonates (27 to 35 weeks gestational age) in the first 24 hours after birth, using the degree of involution of the AVCL to estimate gestational age in high risk pregnancy. Our results show that the gradual disappearance of the AVCL is not influenced by perinatal risk factors, such as maternal preeclampsia, prenatal administration of steroids, neonatal infection and low birth weight, confirming the clinical value of this test in the assessment of gestational age in high risk babies.
U Dietz; P Hüppi; M Amato
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of perinatal medicine     Volume:  21     ISSN:  0300-5577     ISO Abbreviation:  J Perinat Med     Publication Date:  1993  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1993-06-10     Completed Date:  1993-06-10     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0361031     Medline TA:  J Perinat Med     Country:  GERMANY    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  53-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Women's Hospital, University of Berne, Switzerland.
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MeSH Terms
Gestational Age*
Infant, Low Birth Weight*
Infant, Newborn
Infant, Premature
Lens Capsule, Crystalline / blood supply*
Maternal-Fetal Exchange
Pre-Eclampsia / complications
Risk Factors
Steroids / adverse effects
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