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J. C. Freire, R. B. Velletri, A. M. Ferreira, S. Nakashima, E. Yasaky, N. S. Moraes; The Prevalence Retinopathy of Prematurity Needing of Photocoagulation in Sao Paulo's Hospital and Its Reduction With Nursering Instruction. Invest. Ophthalmol. Vis. Sci. 2009;50(13):3160.
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To evaluate the prevalence of retinopathy of prematurity needing of phothocoagulation and the risk factors affecting very low birth weight infants at a neonatal intensive care unit of Sao Paulo’s hospital and its possible reduction with nursering instruction.
Evaluation of all pre-term newborn with less than 1500g and 32 weeks of gestation born in Sao Paulo’s Hospital - federal university of Sao Paulo from January to December of 2008, checking its evolution and the risk factors that have relations with the worst prognosis in retinopathy of prematurity that culminates with needing of phothocoagulation, and the relation of the needing of treatment after a implantation of information system to the nurses at the neonatal intensive care unit.
One hundred and fifth six newborn infants were studied during the period of January to December 2008 and the implantation of a information system for nurses at the neonatal intensive care unit had a crucial importance of reducing the needing of phothocoagulation treatment in patients with pre limiar disease.
Although the results of this study demonstrate that the observed prevalence was similar to that described in literature, this ROP frequency remains elevated among very low birth weight infants, but A nursering group with good instruction of oxygentherapy in the unit care can reduce the incidence of needing treatment.
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