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Retinopathy of prematurity: an eye toward better outcomes.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  19332407     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Retinopathy of prematurity (ROP) results from the abnormal growth of blood vessels in the vascular bed supporting the developing retina. Estimated to cause up to 500 new cases of blindness in the U.S. each year, ROP affects primarily infants born at less than 1,500 g. Although its etiology is not well understood, ROP is thought to occur as a result of a complex interaction between oxygen and vascular growth factors. This article briefly reviews the history of ROP, discusses its pathophysiology, and addresses the risk factors and strategies for prevention.
Authors:
Charlene Pollan
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Neonatal network : NN     Volume:  28     ISSN:  1539-2880     ISO Abbreviation:  Neonatal Netw     Publication Date:    2009 Mar-Apr
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-03-31     Completed Date:  2009-07-07     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8503921     Medline TA:  Neonatal Netw     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  93-101     Citation Subset:  N    
Affiliation:
Newborn Intensive Care Unit, Utah Valley Regional Medical Center, Provo, Utah, USA. cpolla@msn.com
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Animals
Anoxia / nursing,  physiopathology,  prevention & control
Blindness / nursing*,  physiopathology,  prevention & control
Humans
Hyperoxia / nursing,  physiopathology,  prevention & control
Infant, Newborn
Infant, Very Low Birth Weight
Nursing Assessment
Oxygen / blood
Retina / physiopathology
Retinal Vessels / physiology
Retinopathy of Prematurity / nursing*,  physiopathology,  prevention & control
Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor A / physiology
Vasoconstriction / physiology
Chemical
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor A; 7782-44-7/Oxygen

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