Thursday, April 4, 2013

Newborn retinal hemorrhages: A systematic review.


Newborn retinal hemorrhages (RH): A systematic review

Thirteen studies were included, representing 1,777 infants. The studies revealed that 25.6% of newborns born via spontaneous vaginal deliveries had RH. In contrast, infants delivered by vacuum extraction had a 42.6% rate of RH and infants delivered by  ...forceps and vacuum... had a 52% rate of RH. The hemorrhages are commonly bilateral, of varying severity,  ... and predominantly intraretinal and in the posterior pole. The majority ... resolved within 10 days; ....

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