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A co-twin study of the relative effect of birth weight and gestational age on retinopathy of prematurity.

Authors
  • Woo, S J
  • Park, K H
  • Ahn, J
  • Oh, K J
  • Lee, S Y
  • Jeong, E H
  • Park, K H
Type
Published Article
Journal
Eye (London, England)
Publication Date
Nov 01, 2011
Volume
25
Issue
11
Pages
1478–1483
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1038/eye.2011.208
PMID: 21869833
Source
Medline
License
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Abstract

Birth weight is not associated with ROP, while gestational age is in the twin-paired study, suggesting that gestational age is a better predictor of ROP than birth weight. This indicates that maturity is more important in the pathogenesis of ROP than intrauterine growth.

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