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Experts do not agree when to treat retinopathy of prematurity based on plus disease.

Authors
  • Slidsborg, Carina
  • Forman, Julie Lyng
  • Fielder, Alistair R
  • Crafoord, Sven
  • Baggesen, Kirsten
  • Bangsgaard, Regitze
  • Fledelius, Hans Callø
  • Greisen, Gorm
  • la Cour, Morten
Type
Published Article
Journal
British Journal of Ophthalmology
Publisher
BMJ
Publication Date
Apr 01, 2012
Volume
96
Issue
4
Pages
549–553
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1136/bjophthalmol-2011-300573
PMID: 22174097
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Inter-reader agreement on central vascular changes is poor, especially when based on more than two rating categories. The subjective nature of diagnosing such vascular changes possibly resulted in earlier treatment of preterm infants in Denmark over the entire study period (1997-2006). The recent increased incidence of treated infants in Denmark is, at least in part, explained by a significant shift in indication for treatment.

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