Advanced

Treatment for retinopathy of prematurity in infants born before 27 weeks of gestation in Sweden

Austeng, Dordi; Källén, Karin LU ; Ewald, Uwe W.; Wallin, Agneta and Holmstrom, Gerd E. (2010) In British Journal of Ophthalmology 94(9). p.1136-1139
Abstract
Aims To study various aspects of treatment for retinopathy of prematurity (ROP) in a Swedish population of extremely preterm infants born before 27 weeks of gestation. Methods A national, prospective and population-based study was performed in Sweden from 1 April 2004 to 31 March 2007. The criteria for the treatment of ROP accorded with the recommendations of the Early Treatment for Retinopathy of Prematurity Cooperative Group. Results Twenty per cent of the infants (99/506) were treated for ROP. The likelihood of reaching treatment criteria nearly doubled for each week of reduction in gestational age at birth. The first treatment was performed at an earlier postmenstrual age in the most immature infants. One third of the infants had more... (More)
Aims To study various aspects of treatment for retinopathy of prematurity (ROP) in a Swedish population of extremely preterm infants born before 27 weeks of gestation. Methods A national, prospective and population-based study was performed in Sweden from 1 April 2004 to 31 March 2007. The criteria for the treatment of ROP accorded with the recommendations of the Early Treatment for Retinopathy of Prematurity Cooperative Group. Results Twenty per cent of the infants (99/506) were treated for ROP. The likelihood of reaching treatment criteria nearly doubled for each week of reduction in gestational age at birth. The first treatment was performed at an earlier postmenstrual age in the most immature infants. One third of the infants had more than one session of laser treatment. Conclusions A high percentage of these extremely preterm infants required treatment for ROP. The likelihood of reaching treatment criteria increased with a decline in gestational age at birth. Although only a few infants progressed to ROP stages 4 and 5, the findings of this study indicate a potential for improvement in the treatment routines, both regarding the timing and number of laser spots at the first treatment. (Less)
Please use this url to cite or link to this publication:
author
organization
publishing date
type
Contribution to journal
publication status
published
subject
in
British Journal of Ophthalmology
volume
94
issue
9
pages
1136 - 1139
publisher
BMJ Publishing Group
external identifiers
  • wos:000282206500006
  • scopus:77956596501
ISSN
1468-2079
DOI
10.1136/bjo.2009.170704
language
English
LU publication?
yes
id
bc499bb9-d43b-47bf-91f7-da5bc0f7f5ae (old id 1695447)
date added to LUP
2010-10-25 19:55:24
date last changed
2018-05-29 09:57:27
@article{bc499bb9-d43b-47bf-91f7-da5bc0f7f5ae,
  abstract     = {Aims To study various aspects of treatment for retinopathy of prematurity (ROP) in a Swedish population of extremely preterm infants born before 27 weeks of gestation. Methods A national, prospective and population-based study was performed in Sweden from 1 April 2004 to 31 March 2007. The criteria for the treatment of ROP accorded with the recommendations of the Early Treatment for Retinopathy of Prematurity Cooperative Group. Results Twenty per cent of the infants (99/506) were treated for ROP. The likelihood of reaching treatment criteria nearly doubled for each week of reduction in gestational age at birth. The first treatment was performed at an earlier postmenstrual age in the most immature infants. One third of the infants had more than one session of laser treatment. Conclusions A high percentage of these extremely preterm infants required treatment for ROP. The likelihood of reaching treatment criteria increased with a decline in gestational age at birth. Although only a few infants progressed to ROP stages 4 and 5, the findings of this study indicate a potential for improvement in the treatment routines, both regarding the timing and number of laser spots at the first treatment.},
  author       = {Austeng, Dordi and Källén, Karin and Ewald, Uwe W. and Wallin, Agneta and Holmstrom, Gerd E.},
  issn         = {1468-2079},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {9},
  pages        = {1136--1139},
  publisher    = {BMJ Publishing Group},
  series       = {British Journal of Ophthalmology},
  title        = {Treatment for retinopathy of prematurity in infants born before 27 weeks of gestation in Sweden},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bjo.2009.170704},
  volume       = {94},
  year         = {2010},
}