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Ranibizumab for treatment of retinopathy of prematurity

Laser therapy has been a standard therapy for retinopathy of prematurity (ROP), but prior studies suggest that intravitreal injection of an anti-vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) agent may also be effective. In a trial of 225 infants with type I … Continue reading

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A Review of Oxygen Physiology and Appropriate Management of Oxygen Levels in Premature Neonates

Approximately 1 in 10 newborns requires assistance to begin breathing in an extrauterine environment at birth. Thus, it is not surprising that supplemental oxygen is the most common therapeutic agent used in neonatal care worldwide. Despite its common usage, insufficient knowledge of neonatal oxygenation and … Continue reading

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Does birth order make a difference in premature twins?

This study – led by Elad Mei-Dan from the Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre in Toronto – looked at whether birth order made a difference to the health of very premature twins. 6,636 babies were involved in the study which found … Continue reading

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Can fish oil prevent eye problems in premature babies

Premature babies often suffer from eye problems (retinopathy of prematurity). In this study – led by Sakeer Vayalthrikkovil from the University of Calgary in Canada – a team of researchers looked into the evidence about the effect of omega-3 fatty … Continue reading

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