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Retinopathy of prematurity: review of a seven-year period in a Danish neonatal intensive care unit.
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PMID:  8086727     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
In the period 1985-1991, 21,675 infants were born at the University Hospital of Copenhagen, Hvidovre Hospital, Denmark. Two hundred and twenty-four infants (10.3%) with birth weights < or = 1500 g and gestational ages < or = 32 completed weeks were transferred to the neonatal intensive care unit of the hospital. One hundred and eighty survived to at least 8 weeks of age and 170 had eye examinations. Forty-five of the 170 infants examined (26.5%) had retinopathy of prematurity (ROP) and 18 (40%) of these developed blindness or severely impaired vision, a higher incidence than reported in other studies. Significant differences were found between infants with and without ROP for: birth weight, gestational age, Apgar score at 1 min, resuscitation, ventilator treatment, duration of supplementary oxygen, severe complications in the neonatal period and sequels from the central nervous system. Statistical analysis, corrected for correlations, showed that the occurrence of ROP was related significantly to early intubation, hypotension, persistent ductus arteriosus and necrotizing enterocolitis.
M Arrøe; B Peitersen
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Acta paediatrica (Oslo, Norway : 1992)     Volume:  83     ISSN:  0803-5253     ISO Abbreviation:  Acta Paediatr.     Publication Date:  1994 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1994-10-20     Completed Date:  1994-10-20     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9205968     Medline TA:  Acta Paediatr     Country:  NORWAY    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  501-5     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Pediatrics, University Hospital of Copenhagen, Hvidovre Hospital, Denmark.
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MeSH Terms
Apgar Score
Birth Weight
Denmark / epidemiology
Gestational Age
Infant, Newborn
Infant, Premature
Intensive Care Units, Neonatal
Retinopathy of Prematurity / complications,  epidemiology*
Retrospective Studies
Risk Factors

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