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Perinatal factors associated with retinopathy of prematurity.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  8241640     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
The etiology of retinopathy of prematurity appears to be multifactorial. Introduction of new treatments in neonatal care may add new risk factors. We have analyzed the relationship between 42 perinatal factors and the development of retinopathy of prematurity in 78 infants with a birth weight < 1501 g and/or gestational age < 33 weeks. We have also applied a chronological analysis of the maximum and minimum pO2 and pCO2 values. Retinopathy of prematurity was seen in 37 of 78 infants (47.4%). Nineteen factors were found to be related to the development of retinopathy of prematurity. However, when step-wise logistic regression analysis was used, only birth weight, number of days of oxygen therapy and use of beta-blocking agents by the mother before birth were found to be associated with the development of retinopathy of prematurity. The results suggest that medication with beta blockers immediately before birth should be used cautiously.
Authors:
J E Gallo; L Jacobson; U Broberger
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Acta paediatrica (Oslo, Norway : 1992)     Volume:  82     ISSN:  0803-5253     ISO Abbreviation:  Acta Paediatr.     Publication Date:  1993 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1993-12-23     Completed Date:  1993-12-23     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9205968     Medline TA:  Acta Paediatr     Country:  NORWAY    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  829-34     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Department of Ophthalmology, Huddinge University Hospital, Stockholm, Sweden.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Blood Gas Analysis
Humans
Infant, Newborn
Infant, Premature
Prospective Studies
Retinopathy of Prematurity / blood,  etiology*,  physiopathology
Risk Factors

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