This section keeps you updated on the major developments throughout the EU-ROP project.
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First patient outside Germany entered into the EU-ROP database
Another big milestone in the EU-ROP project can be ticked off: the first patient outside Germany was entered into the EU-ROP database. Now the EU-ROP project is truly becoming an international registry!
A very big Thank you to Dr. Aslihan Uzun from Ordu University in Turkey for entering the first patient into the EU-ROP database. We hope that other centers and countries will soon follow.
First interims analysis from EU-ROP submitted as abstract to the EURETINA
Mid-February we conducted a first interim analysis of the EU-ROP data. The submitted abstract presents data on the first 50 patients, their baseline demographic parameters like birth weight, age at birth, weight and age at treatment and (re-)treatment parameters. We hope that the abstract will be accepted and that it will help to raise awareness for the project and recruit additional interested centers.
Only data from German centers was entered until the abstract submission deadline, but we still wanted to use the opportunity to present the EU-ROP project at the EURETINA meeting in fall 2022. And by then we will have more countries contributing to the registry and can update our data for the conference presentation.
Getting up and running: first center outside Germany obtains Ethics approval for EU-ROP registry
A big milestone in the EU-ROP project has been achieved by obtaining Ethics approval for the EU-ROP registry in Paris, France at the end of November 2021. The “Hopital Fondation Adolphe de Rothschild” in Paris was one of the first that agreed to participate in the project and within a very short period of time the patient documents were revised and all other documents necessary for Ethics submission were compiled. Congratulations to the team around Georges Caputo and Amelie Yavchitz for this achievement!
Prof. Stahl recognized as Expertscape World Expert in ROP
Prof. Andreas Stahl, the principal investigator of the EU-ROP registry study, has been active in research on retinopathy of prematurity (ROP) almost all his career. Based on his activities during the last 10 years, he was now placed in the top 0.1% of scholars writing about ROP and thus has been recognized as an Expertscape World Expert in Retinopathy of Prematurity! https://twitter.com/Daily_Experts/status/1460880918483197953?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw
Congratulations to this achievement!
EU-ROP project approved by Ethics Committee
We are happy to announce that the EU-ROP project has now been successfully submitted at the leading Ethics Committee at the University Medicine Greifswald and we have received a positive opinion on the project. This allows us to start entering patient data into the EU-ROP database.
EU-ROP database online
Over the last few weeks our new EU-ROP database was developed at the Center for Clinical Studies in Cologne. The parameters to be collected in the database were defined together with our expert team consisting of ophthalmologists, neonatologists and parent representatives from around the globe. The EU-ROP database builds on the retina.net ROP registry which has collected ROP data in Germany since 2012. We are happy that retina.net ROP registry is now part of the joint EU-ROP database endeavor.
User training for the new EU-ROP database
If you are interested in the next digital training session on the EU-ROP database, please send an e-mail to
contacteu-roporg to get the dial in information.