Serum Erythropoietin, Insulin-like Growth Factor 1, and Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor in Etiopathogenesis of Retinopathy of Prematurity


Yenice Ö. , ÇERMAN E. , Ashour A., Firat R., HAKLAR G. , ŞİRİKÇİ Ö. , ...More

OPHTHALMIC SURGERY LASERS & IMAGING RETINA, vol.44, no.6, pp.549-554, 2013 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 44 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 2013
  • Doi Number: 10.3928/23258160-20131105-05
  • Title of Journal : OPHTHALMIC SURGERY LASERS & IMAGING RETINA
  • Page Numbers: pp.549-554

Abstract

BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: The role of growth factors in the pathogenesis of retinopathy of prematurity (ROP) is known. To better understand this issue, the authors investigated vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF), insulin-like growth factor 1 (IGF-1), and erythropoietin (EPO) levels in the cord blood of premature newborns.