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Variations of Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor and Pigment Epithelial-derived Factor are Related to Retinopathy of Prematurity in Human Babies

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DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2014.210
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251–5
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Increased expression of vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) levels is associated with older postnatal day age. Monitoring of variations in VEGF level and pigment epithelial-derived factor/VEGF ratio might be helpful in predicting the occurrence of retinopathy of prematurity in premature human babies.

ABSTRACT

Background: To examine the role of variations in vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) and pigment epithelial-derived factor (PEDF) levels and VEGF/PEDF ratio in predicting the occurrence of retinopathy of prematurity (ROP) in extremely premature human babies.

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17 Sep, 2014
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e-Published: 12 May, 2015
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