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Visual Function, Ocular Morphology and Growth – Children Born Moderate-to-Late Preterm


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Title: Visual Function, Ocular Morphology and Growth – Children Born Moderate-to-Late Preterm
Authors: Raffa, Lina
E-mail: lina_raffa@yahoo.com
Issue Date: 24-Oct-2016
University: University of Gothenburg. Sahlgrenska Academy.
Institution: Institute of Neuroscience and Physiology. Department of Clinical Neuroscience and Rehabilitation
Parts of work: I. Lina H. Raffa, Ann Hellström, Eva Aring, Susann Andersson, Marita Andersson Grönlund. Ocular dimensions in relation to auxological data in a sample of Swedish children aged 4–15 years. Acta Ophthalmol. 2014 Nov; 92(7): 682-8.
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II. Lina Raffa, Eva Aring, Jovanna Dahlgren, Ann-Katrine Karlsson, Marita Andersson Grönlund. Ophthalmological findings in relation to auxological data in moderate-to-late preterm preschool children. Acta Ophthalmol. 2015 Nov; 93(7):635-41.
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III. Lina H. Raffa, Jovanna Dahlgren, Ann Hellström, Marita Andersson Grönlund. Ocular morphology and visual function in relation to general growth in moderate-to-late preterm school-aged children. Acta Ophthalmol. 2016 May.
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IV. Lina H. Raffa, Josefin Nilsson, Jovanna Dahlgren, Marita Andersson Grönlund. Electrophysiological changes in 12-year-old children born moderate-to-late preterm: Reduced VEP amplitude and altered ERG response in MLP children. Submitted 2016.
Date of Defence: 2016-11-25
Disputation: Fredagen den 25 november 2016, kl. 9.00, Hörsal Arvid Carlsson, Academicum, Medicinaregatan 3, Göteborg
Degree: Doctor of Philosophy (Medicine)
Publication type: Doctoral thesis
Keywords: Auxological data
Electroretinography
IGF-I
Moderate-to-late preterm
Ocular growth
Optical coherence tomography
Retinal nerve fiber layer
Visual evoked potential
Visual function
Abstract: Introduction: In the past, researchers have closely studied both systemic and ophthalmological complications associated with extreme preterm birth. Moderate-to-late preterm (MLP) infants have become the fastest-growing subgroup of preterm infants in the last decade, accounting for 84% of all preterm births. Evidence is currently emerging that even near-term birth predisposes those children to a higher risk of mortality and morbidity than term infants. Effects of extreme prematurity on ocular dev... more
ISBN: 978-91-628-9913-4 (print)
978-91-628-9914-1 (pdf)
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2077/44854
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