CLINICAL SCIENCES Efficacy of the Screening Algorithm WINROP in a Korean Population of Preterm Infants Jung-Han Choi, MD; Chatarina Lo ¨fqvist, PhD; Ann Hellstro ¨m, MD, PhD; Hwan Heo, MD Objective: To investigate the efficacy of WINROP risk alarm was noted. In the high-risk alarm group, 36 (https://winrop.com), an algorithm based on serial mea- infants developed type 1 ROP, according to the Early surements of neonatal body weight to predict prolifera- Treatment for Retinopathy of Prematurity criteria, and tive retinopathy of prematurity (ROP), in a Korean popu- they were treated for ROP. The remaining 148 infants lation of preterm infants. (47.1%) had a low-risk alarm. In the low-risk alarm group, 3 infants with bronchopulmonary dysplasia and intra- Methods: The records of preterm infants with gesta- ventricular hemorrhage, a risk factor for ROP, and 1 in- tional age less than 32 weeks who were admitted to the fant without any risk factors for ROP developed type 1 neonatal intensive care unit at Chonnam National Uni- ROP and were treated. versity Hospital, Gwangju, South Korea, from October 2006 to November 2010 were reviewed. The body weight Conclusions: In a Korean population, the WINROP al- of infants was measured weekly and entered
JAMA Ophthalmology – American Medical Association
Published: Jan 1, 2013
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