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Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor in Stage V ROP

This study has been completed.
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Asociación para Evitar la Ceguera en México Identifier:
First received: July 10, 2007
Last updated: November 21, 2007
Last verified: November 2007
Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor (VEGF) is a dimeric glycoprotein, naturally expressed in epithelial and tumor cells (1). Normal Retinal vascularization has two phases: In the first fase, cells of mesenquimatous origin form the first superficial plexus (14-21 weeks of gestation). In the second phase, denominated "angiogenesis phase", the superficial and deep capillary plexus are formed (15,20). The Retinopathy of Prematurity (ROP) was described for the first time in 1942 (4), at the present moment it is a public health problem in the developing countries. The International Classification of ROP classifies it in 5 stages, dividing it in 3 anatomical zones. It is a public health problem that continuous without having an effective prophylaxis. The early diagnosis and treatment in thresholds stages have changed the prognosis of this disease (11,12).

Condition Intervention Phase
Retinopathy of Prematurity Procedure: Open-Sky Vitrectomy Phase 4

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Basic Science
Official Title: Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor Levels in Aqueous, Vitreous and Subretinal Fluid in Patients With Retinopathy of Prematurity Stage V.

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Further study details as provided by Asociación para Evitar la Ceguera en México:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • To determine the degree of VEGF in aqueous, vitreous and SRF in patients with ROP in stage V. Verifying that it is greater to that found in healthy newborn patients with different ocular pathology [ Time Frame: 4 months ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • To establish a relation between the low and very low birth weight with the VEGF levels. [ Time Frame: 4 months ]
  • To prove that the VEGF level found in ROP patients is greater than in other pathologies that normally produce neovessels (like in DM). [ Time Frame: 4 months ]

Estimated Enrollment: 15
Study Start Date: March 2007
Study Completion Date: June 2007
Intervention Details:
    Procedure: Open-Sky Vitrectomy
    Open-Sky vitrectomy with removal of the Tunica vasculosa lentis and retinal reattachment
    Other Name: Vitrectomy
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Ages Eligible for Study:   2 Months to 10 Years   (Child)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Premature newborns with less than 32 weeks of gestation.
  • Low birth weight (less than 1500gr) Stage V ROP.
  • The parents has signed the informed consent.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Previous treatment of ROP.
  • Surgery or another ocular pathology of any type.
  • Systemic diseases, including diabetes mellitus, congestive heart failure acute renal insufficiency, Chronic renal insufficiency, high blood pressure.
  • Lack of Informed consent.
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00500396

Asociación para Evitar la Ceguera en Mexico
Mexico, DF, Mexico, 04030
Sponsors and Collaborators
Asociación para Evitar la Ceguera en México
Principal Investigator: Hugo Quiroz-Mercado, MD Asociación para Evitar la Ceguera en México
Principal Investigator: Raul Velez-Montoya, MD Asociación para Evitar la Ceguera en Mexico
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Publications: Identifier: NCT00500396     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: VEGFROP
Study First Received: July 10, 2007
Last Updated: November 21, 2007

Keywords provided by Asociación para Evitar la Ceguera en México:
Retinopathy of Prematurity.
Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor.
Subretinal Fluid.

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Retinal Diseases
Premature Birth
Retinopathy of Prematurity
Eye Diseases
Obstetric Labor, Premature
Obstetric Labor Complications
Pregnancy Complications
Infant, Premature, Diseases
Infant, Newborn, Diseases
Endothelial Growth Factors
Mitosis Modulators
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Growth Substances
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