Hyperglycaemia significantly correlates with ROP

May 15, 2014

The correlation between hyperglycaemia and retinopathy of prematurity (ROP) is significant, according to logistical regression analysis of gestational age and birth weight data in a recent study.

The correlation between hyperglycaemia and retinopathy of prematurity (ROP) is significant, according to logistical regression analysis of gestational age and birth weight data in a recent study in Pediatrics International.

Researchers in Iran conducted a retrospective case-control analysis of infants with a gestational age of

The investigators defined hyperglycaemia as a plasma glucose level of >150 mg/dl during hospitalization and compared the rate and severity of ROP in infants with hyperglycaemia and those without it.

Of the 155 neonates they studied, ROP developed in 70. Hyperglycaemia occurred in 33 infants with ROP (47.2%) and in 5 (5.9%) without ROP. Severity of ROP did not differ between the two groups.

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