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Pediatrics. 2009 Jun;123(6):1562-73. doi: 10.1542/peds.2008-1962.

Pitfalls, problems, and progress in bronchopulmonary dysplasia.

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Division of Pediatric Pulmonology, Connecticut Children's Medical Center, Hartford, Connecticut, USA.

Abstract

Bronchopulmonary dysplasia is a chronic lung disease associated with premature birth and characterized by early lung injury. In this review we discuss some pitfalls, problems, and progress in this condition over the last decade, focusing mainly on the last 5 years, limited to studies in human neonates. Changes in the definition, pathogenesis, genetic susceptibility, and recent biomarkers associated with bronchopulmonary dysplasia will be discussed. Progress in current management strategies, along with novel approaches/therapies, will be critically appraised. Finally, recent data on long-term pulmonary and neurodevelopmental outcomes of infants with bronchopulmonary dysplasia will be summarized.

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19482769
DOI:
10.1542/peds.2008-1962
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