Purpose: To report the impact of the adoption of a low oxygen saturation policy on retinopathy of prematurity (ROP) incidence at a single tertiary care center. Methods: ROP incidence, procedures for ROP, and neonatal outcome among very low birth weight infants were compared before and after the adoption of a low saturation policy, which took place in 2004. The Mann-Whitney test was performed to look for differences. Results: The incidence of severe ROP significantly decreased from 5.3% of live very low birth weight infants between 1999 and 2004 to 1% of live very low birth weight infants between 2005 and 2012 (P = .003). The use of laser therapy for severe ROP between the same periods significantly decreased from 6.4% of live very low birth weight infants between 1999 and 2004 to 0.6% of live very low birth weight infants between 2005 and 2012 (P = .002). There was also a significant reduction of death or bronchopulmonary dysplasia from 33.8% between 1999 and 2004 to 24.2% between 2005 and 2012 (P = .02). Conclusions: Trained personnel and low and tailored oxygen saturation intervals for very low birth weight infants could play a pivotal role in reducing the incidence of severe ROP without increasing mortality. © SLACK Incorporated.

Nobile, S., Gnocchini, F., Pantanetti, M., Battistini, P., P Carnielli, V., The importance of oxygen control reaffirmed: Experience of ROP reduction at a single tertiary care center, <<JOURNAL OF PEDIATRIC OPHTHALMOLOGY & STRABISMUS>>, 2014; 51 (2): 112-115. [doi:10.3928/01913913-20140220-05] [https://hdl.handle.net/10807/223348]

The importance of oxygen control reaffirmed: Experience of ROP reduction at a single tertiary care center

Nobile, Stefano;
2014

Abstract

Purpose: To report the impact of the adoption of a low oxygen saturation policy on retinopathy of prematurity (ROP) incidence at a single tertiary care center. Methods: ROP incidence, procedures for ROP, and neonatal outcome among very low birth weight infants were compared before and after the adoption of a low saturation policy, which took place in 2004. The Mann-Whitney test was performed to look for differences. Results: The incidence of severe ROP significantly decreased from 5.3% of live very low birth weight infants between 1999 and 2004 to 1% of live very low birth weight infants between 2005 and 2012 (P = .003). The use of laser therapy for severe ROP between the same periods significantly decreased from 6.4% of live very low birth weight infants between 1999 and 2004 to 0.6% of live very low birth weight infants between 2005 and 2012 (P = .002). There was also a significant reduction of death or bronchopulmonary dysplasia from 33.8% between 1999 and 2004 to 24.2% between 2005 and 2012 (P = .02). Conclusions: Trained personnel and low and tailored oxygen saturation intervals for very low birth weight infants could play a pivotal role in reducing the incidence of severe ROP without increasing mortality. © SLACK Incorporated.
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Nobile, S., Gnocchini, F., Pantanetti, M., Battistini, P., P Carnielli, V., The importance of oxygen control reaffirmed: Experience of ROP reduction at a single tertiary care center, <<JOURNAL OF PEDIATRIC OPHTHALMOLOGY & STRABISMUS>>, 2014; 51 (2): 112-115. [doi:10.3928/01913913-20140220-05] [https://hdl.handle.net/10807/223348]
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