TITLE

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

PUB. DATE
December 2009
SOURCE
Ocular Surgery News;12/10/2009, Vol. 27 Issue 23, p28
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
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.
ACCESSION #
45566942

 

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