Population study identifies length of stay, gestational weight as risk factors for ROP

December 2009
Ocular Surgery News;12/10/2009, Vol. 27 Issue 23, p28
Academic Journal
The article discusses research on the link between the development of retinopathy of prematurity (ROP) and low birth weight combined with a prolonged hospital stay. It references a study published in the 2009 issue of the "American Journal of Ophthalmology." The researchers examined a population of 34 million live births recorded in the National Inpatient Sample between 1997 and 2005 wherein 58,722 newborns were identified with ROP.


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