Postnatal weight gain algorithm may help predict ROP risk

Postnatal weight gain may be a valid parameter to stratify infants at risk for developing retinopathy of prematurity, according to a study. More specifically, a weight gain of at least 23 g/day can be considered as a protective cut-off value against development of ROP.
Current ROP screening guidelines are based on a prediction model consisting of birth weight and gestational age treated dichotomously. Infants with a birth weight of less than 1,501 g or with a gestational age of 30 weeks or less are subject to physically stressful and resource-intensive (Read more...)

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