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Screening examination of premature infants for retinopathy of prematurity.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  23277315     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
This statement revises a previous statement on screening of preterm infants for retinopathy of prematurity (ROP) that was published in 2006. ROP is a pathologic process that occurs only in immature retinal tissue and can progress to a tractional retinal detachment, which can result in functional or complete blindness. Use of peripheral retinal ablative therapy by using laser photocoagulation for nearly 2 decades has resulted in a high probability of markedly decreasing the incidence of this poor visual outcome, but the sequential nature of ROP creates a requirement that at-risk preterm infants be examined at proper times and intervals to detect the changes of ROP before they become permanently destructive. This statement presents the attributes on which an effective program for detecting and treating ROP could be based, including the timing of initial examination and subsequent reexamination intervals.
Authors:
Walter M Fierson; ; ; ;
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review     Date:  2012-12-31
Journal Detail:
Title:  Pediatrics     Volume:  131     ISSN:  1098-4275     ISO Abbreviation:  Pediatrics     Publication Date:  2013 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-01-02     Completed Date:  2013-02-22     Revised Date:  2013-03-26    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0376422     Medline TA:  Pediatrics     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  189-95     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Academies and Institutes / standards*
Follow-Up Studies
Health Policy
Humans
Infant, Newborn
Infant, Premature*
Neonatal Screening / methods,  standards*
Pediatrics / methods,  standards*
Retinopathy of Prematurity / diagnosis*,  therapy
Grant Support
ID/Acronym/Agency:
R01 EY019474/EY/NEI NIH HHS
Investigator
Investigator/Affiliation:
Walter M Fierson / ; Richard A Saunders / ; William Good / ; Earl A Palmer / ; Dale Phelps / ; James Reynolds / ; Michael F Chiang / ; James B Ruben / ; David B Granet / ; Richard J Blocker / ; Geoffrey E Bradford / ; Daniel J Karr / ; Gregg T Lueder / ; R Michael Siatkowski / ; Kyle A Arnoldi / ; Christie L Morse / ; George S Ellis / ; Jennifer G Riefe /

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