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Screening for retinopathy of prematurity in a tertiary care newborn unit in Turkey: frequency, outcomes, and risk factor analysis.
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PMID:  18825902     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
PURPOSE: To report the frequency, risk factors, and outcomes of screening for retinopathy of prematurity (ROP). METHODS: Data of neonates with a gestational age of 34 weeks or less were analyzed and the predictors on the development of ROP were determined by using logistic regression analysis. RESULTS: Of the 318 neonates, the frequency of ROP was 37.1% for any stage and 7.2% for stage 3 or greater. Treatment was needed in 16.1% of neonates with ROP. No treatment was required in neonates with a gestational age of greater than 32 weeks. Oxygen therapy, sepsis, gestational age of 32 weeks or less, and birth weight of less than 1,250 g were determined as the independent risk factors. CONCLUSIONS: Although frequency of ROP in Turkey is similar to that in the United States, the rate of severe ROP necessitating treatment seems to be higher in Turkey. Neonates with a gestational age of 32 weeks or less, a birth weight of less than 1,250 g, sepsis, and oxygen therapy may have a greater risk of developing ROP and screening should be intensified in the presence of these risk factors.
Fatih Mehmet Mutlu; H Ibrahim Altinsoy; Tarkan Mumcuoglu; Hürkan Kerimoglu; Selim Kiliç; Mustafa Kul; S Umit Sarici; Faruk Alpay
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of pediatric ophthalmology and strabismus     Volume:  45     ISSN:  0191-3913     ISO Abbreviation:  J Pediatr Ophthalmol Strabismus     Publication Date:    2008 Sep-Oct
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-10-01     Completed Date:  2008-11-17     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7901143     Medline TA:  J Pediatr Ophthalmol Strabismus     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  291-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Ophthalmology, Gulhane Military Medical Academy and Medical School, Ankara, Turkey.
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MeSH Terms
Birth Weight
Gestational Age
Infant, Newborn
Intensive Care Units, Neonatal / statistics & numerical data*
Neonatal Screening*
Retinopathy of Prematurity / diagnosis*,  epidemiology*
Retrospective Studies
Risk Factors
Turkey / epidemiology

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