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Analysis of Current Status and Strategies of Retinopathy of Prematurity Screening during 6 Years in Local Regions of China: Implication and Caution.

Chen L, Su M, Ren SG, Hua HL, Wang JC, Zheng W - J Ophthalmol (2014)

Bottom Line: In 2665 more mature and unqualified infants, only 2 retinoblastoma and 2 familial exudative vitreoretinopathy were detected, which indicates the advantage of early diagnosis and treatment based on fundus examination.Conclusions.It is suggested that the standard of GA < 32 weeks and/or BW < 1800 g could be served as the screening criteria in the local region for ROP screening. 4 weeks after birth is the most appropriate time for initial screening.

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Affiliation: Department of Ophthalmology, Children's Hospital of Hebei Province, No. 133, South Jianhua Street, Shijiazhuang 050031, China.

ABSTRACT
Purpose. To understand the current status of retinopathy of prematurity (ROP) screening in a province of North China. Methods. We retrospectively analyzed 5651 cases with ROP screening in the Provincial Screening Center of Hebei Province from January 2008 to December 2013. Results. 14.98% of all ROP patients and 1.56% of severe ROP patients required treatment. All the severe ROP patients met the criteria of screening. Severe ROP patients were detected at recommended initial screening time (4-6 weeks after birth). The frequency of other ocular diseases was 8.03%, in which the main disease was fundus hemorrhage. In 2665 more mature and unqualified infants, only 2 retinoblastoma and 2 familial exudative vitreoretinopathy were detected, which indicates the advantage of early diagnosis and treatment based on fundus examination. Conclusions. It is suggested that the standard of GA < 32 weeks and/or BW < 1800 g could be served as the screening criteria in the local region for ROP screening. 4 weeks after birth is the most appropriate time for initial screening.

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The distribution of infants with various gestational age and birth weights.
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fig2: The distribution of infants with various gestational age and birth weights.

Mentions: The data of GA and BW are summarized in Figure 2. It is shown that the mean GA was 33.49 ± 2.64 weeks (range 24–42.86 weeks), and the mean BW was 2000.14 ± 573.45 g (range 600–7200 g). There were 458 infants (8.12%) with GA < 30 weeks, 1000 infants (17.72%) with GA < 32 weeks, and 1036 infants (18.36%) with GA ≥ 36 weeks. As to the BW, there were 59 infants (1.05%) with less than 1000 g, 926 infants (16.41%) with less than 1500 g, and 2759 infants (48.88%) with more than 2000 g. There was no significant difference between the results over the past 6 years (all P > 0.05).


Analysis of Current Status and Strategies of Retinopathy of Prematurity Screening during 6 Years in Local Regions of China: Implication and Caution.

Chen L, Su M, Ren SG, Hua HL, Wang JC, Zheng W - J Ophthalmol (2014)

The distribution of infants with various gestational age and birth weights.
© Copyright Policy - open-access
Related In: Results  -  Collection

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getmorefigures.php?uid=PMC4236892&req=5

fig2: The distribution of infants with various gestational age and birth weights.
Mentions: The data of GA and BW are summarized in Figure 2. It is shown that the mean GA was 33.49 ± 2.64 weeks (range 24–42.86 weeks), and the mean BW was 2000.14 ± 573.45 g (range 600–7200 g). There were 458 infants (8.12%) with GA < 30 weeks, 1000 infants (17.72%) with GA < 32 weeks, and 1036 infants (18.36%) with GA ≥ 36 weeks. As to the BW, there were 59 infants (1.05%) with less than 1000 g, 926 infants (16.41%) with less than 1500 g, and 2759 infants (48.88%) with more than 2000 g. There was no significant difference between the results over the past 6 years (all P > 0.05).

Bottom Line: In 2665 more mature and unqualified infants, only 2 retinoblastoma and 2 familial exudative vitreoretinopathy were detected, which indicates the advantage of early diagnosis and treatment based on fundus examination.Conclusions.It is suggested that the standard of GA < 32 weeks and/or BW < 1800 g could be served as the screening criteria in the local region for ROP screening. 4 weeks after birth is the most appropriate time for initial screening.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: Department of Ophthalmology, Children's Hospital of Hebei Province, No. 133, South Jianhua Street, Shijiazhuang 050031, China.

ABSTRACT
Purpose. To understand the current status of retinopathy of prematurity (ROP) screening in a province of North China. Methods. We retrospectively analyzed 5651 cases with ROP screening in the Provincial Screening Center of Hebei Province from January 2008 to December 2013. Results. 14.98% of all ROP patients and 1.56% of severe ROP patients required treatment. All the severe ROP patients met the criteria of screening. Severe ROP patients were detected at recommended initial screening time (4-6 weeks after birth). The frequency of other ocular diseases was 8.03%, in which the main disease was fundus hemorrhage. In 2665 more mature and unqualified infants, only 2 retinoblastoma and 2 familial exudative vitreoretinopathy were detected, which indicates the advantage of early diagnosis and treatment based on fundus examination. Conclusions. It is suggested that the standard of GA < 32 weeks and/or BW < 1800 g could be served as the screening criteria in the local region for ROP screening. 4 weeks after birth is the most appropriate time for initial screening.

No MeSH data available.


Related in: MedlinePlus