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Retinopathy of prematurity in infants with birth weights greater than 1250 grams.
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PMID:  12825059     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
PURPOSE: To determine whether severe retinopathy of prematurity (ROP) occurs in infants whose birth weights exceed 1250 g. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed the medical records of 1118 premature infants with birth weights > 1250 g, who were referred for screening examinations for ROP, to determine the severity of ROP observed. We then cross-tabulated these data with each infant's estimated gestational age and birth weight. Finally, we applied currently recommended screening guidelines retrospectively to determine whether they would have identified infants who had developed severe disease and who were subsequently treated. RESULTS: Stage 3 ROP was detected in infants with estimated gestational ages up to and including 32 weeks and birth weights up to and including 1874 g. A total of 26 of the participants received laser treatment for threshold ROP. Seven of these infants would not have been referred for screening according to current guidelines. CONCLUSIONS: Current screenings guidelines may fail to detect severe ROP in larger, more mature infants.
Amy K Hutchinson; James W O'Neil; Elizabeth N Morgan; Martha A Cervenak; Richard A Saunders
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of AAPOS : the official publication of the American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus / American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus     Volume:  7     ISSN:  1091-8531     ISO Abbreviation:  J AAPOS     Publication Date:  2003 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2003-06-25     Completed Date:  2003-10-02     Revised Date:  2007-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9710011     Medline TA:  J AAPOS     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  190-4     Citation Subset:  IM    
N. Edgar Miles Center for Pediatric Ophthalmology, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Arizona / epidemiology
Birth Weight
Cohort Studies
Gestational Age
Infant, Low Birth Weight*
Infant, Newborn
Laser Therapy
Retinopathy of Prematurity / epidemiology*,  pathology,  therapy
Retrospective Studies

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