Mean platelet volume in patients with retinopathy of prematurity
Harun Yüksel, Alparslan Şahin 1 * , Muhammed Şahin, Fatih Mehmet Türkcü, Yasin Çınar, Zeynep Gürsel-Özkurt, Ümit Karaalp, Ünal Uluca, İhsan Çaça
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1 Dicle Üniversitesi Tıp Fakültesi Göz Hastalıkları Anabilim Dalı, Diyarbakır, Turkey* Corresponding Author


Objective: We aimed to evaluate the mean platelet volume (MPV) in patients with retinopathy of prematurity (ROP) with respect to development of type 1 ROP
Methods: The medical records of the premature infants were evaluated. Babies with a birth weight under 1500 g and a gestational age under 32 weeks were enrolled to the study. Birth weight, gestational age, onset and grade of retinopathy, presence of plus disease were analyzed. At the time of type 1 ROP diagnosis, blood samples were obtained. In the patients without type 1 ROP the blood samples were also obtained at similar gestational age. Hemoglobin, hematocrit, platelet count, and MPV results were recorded.
Results: Sixty-three infants were studied. 22 of them had type 1 ROP and 41 had not developed type 1 ROP. The mean gestational age and the mean birth weight between groups were not statistically significant. The mean MPV values in patients with type 1 ROP and without type 1 ROP was 9,1±2,0 fL and 9,4±1,8 fL, respectively (p=0.61).
Conclusion: The results demonstrated that MPV values were not associated with severity of ROP in our study population.


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Article Type: Research Article

J Clin Exp Invest, 2014, Volume 5, Issue 2, 276-279

Publication date: 11 Jun 2014

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