Pregnancy disorders appear to modify risk for retinopathy of prematurity associated with neonatal hyperoxemia and bacteremia

Jennifer W Lee, Thomas McElrath, Minghua Chen, David K Wallace, Elizabeth N Allred, Alan Leviton, Olaf Dammann

J Matern Fetal Neonatal Med. 2013 May;26(8):811-8

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Compared to preterm labor, infants delivered after pPROM had reduced risk of plus ds (0.4, 0.2-0.8) and prethreshold/threshold ROP (0.5, 0.3-0.8). Delivery after abruption had reduced risk of zone I ROP and prethreshold/threshold ROP (0.3, 0.1-0.7). Infants born after placental dysfunction had higher severe ROP risks ass’ed with postnatal hyperoxemia & bacteremia than after inflammation-associated pregnancy disorders.