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IV World Retinopathy of Prematurity Congress
August 31st - September 2nd, 2017

Cancún Quintana Roo

Summary of neonatal activities.

During the plenary sessions, several topics related to epidemiological and clinical aspects of prematurity and ROP were addressed: the global agenda of premature infants, the golden hour, the Cuban experience in the prevention of preterm birth, neonatal care perspectives in Mexico and how due to a program like Seguro Popular, the RET Cam and Laser technologies in each state of México are implemented, as well as the training of the ophthalmologists of each region, the importance of the pediatrician, neonatologist, nurses and parents in the care of prematurity, the role of oxygen (meta-analyzes and systematic reviews to establish the ideal goal of saturation in premature infants, the importance of implementing oxygen administration policies in NICUs, and automated systems in oxygenation monitoring), weight gain as a predictor of ROP, neonatal perspective such as in relation to the use of antiangiogenics and how we are not yet sure of the long term effects of these drugs and the recommendation to use them in highly selected cases.

Two workshops were presented, one entitled “Improvement in the quality of neonatal care”, where relevant aspects of neonatal care were discussed, such as the prevention and management of neonatal infections and feeding with human milk. SMART tool by means of which, based on the identification of the problem and its root causes based on the data of a unit, possible solutions can be established that improve the quality of health care measured as morbidity and mortality.

In a second workshop, “Strategies to prevent brain damage in prematurity” were discussed and various therapies such as prenatal steroids, magnesium sulfate, human milk, caffeine, erythropoietin and ventilation and their impact on the prevention of neurological damage.

In the Breakfasts with the expert, two topics were discussed: 1) Prevention and treatment of ROP, where it was exposed the importance of oxidative stress in the genesis of retinopathy and how the management of each premature can impact the public health of a country or region, and 2) Perinatal strategies in the prevention of ROP, during which, the discussion focused specifically on the prevention of ROP and the evidence on this, addressing four main topics: oxygen, nutrition, infection, transfusions and erythropoietin.
ROP México
CDMX 2017