Journal article

Anesthesia management of laser photocoagulation for retinopathy of prematurity. A retrospective review of perioperative adverse events

Balvindar Kaur, Susan M Carden, Jonathan Wong, Geoff Frawley

Pediatric Anesthesia | WILEY | Published : 2020

Abstract

AIMS: The aim of this study was to report the incidence of perioperative adverse events occurring in infants undergoing diode laser photocoagulation of retinopathy of prematurity and to identify clinical risk factors that may affect the incidence. METHODS: This was a retrospective study of anaesthetic and medical records of premature infants who were treated in the neonatal intensive care unit or an operating theatre with laser photocoagulation in our institution between January 2014 and December 2019. Infants less than 38 weeks post menstrual age or less than 2000 grams were considered high risk for complications. Electronic medical records were evaluated for clinical and demographic charac..

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