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Reiterer, F; Scheuchenegger, A; Resch, B; Maurer-Fellbaum, U; Avian, A; Urlesberger, B.
Bronchopulmonary dysplasia in very preterm infants: Outcome up to preschool age, in a single center of Austria.
Pediatr Int. 2019; 61(4):381-387 [OPEN ACCESS]
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Authors Med Uni Graz:
Avian Alexander
Reiterer Friedrich
Resch Bernhard
Scheuchenegger Anna Birgitta

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Bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD) is the most frequent chronic lung disease in infancy and is associated with neonatal comorbidity and impairment in pulmonary and neurodevelopmental (ND) long-term outcome. This was a retrospective, single-center, cohort study to compare a cohort of very preterm infants (gestational age [GA], 24+0 -28+6 weeks) with BPD (n = 44), with a cohort of GA-matched preterm infants without BPD (n = 44) with regard to neonatal morbidity, incidence of lower respiratory tract infection (LRTI), ND outcome and growth to 2 years' corrected age (CA) and preschool age. Bronchopulmonary dysplasia (incidence, 11.3%) was associated with a higher rate of neonatal pneumonia (26% vs 7%, P = 0.001), longer total duration of mechanical ventilation (mean days, 21 vs 13, P < 0.001), and a higher rate of pulmonary hypertension (20.5% vs 0%, P = 0.002) and of severe retinopathy of prematurity (13.6% vs 0%, P = 0.026). Incidence of LRTI was significantly higher in the BPD infants (50% vs 26%, P = 0.025). ND outcome did not differ between the two groups. Growth at neonatal intensive care unit discharge was similar. In the BPD cohort, rate of weight < 10th percentile was higher at 2 years' CA (52% vs 30%, P = 0.041) and rate of head circumference < 10th percentile was higher at preschool age (59% vs 27%, P = 0.028). Neonatal respiratory morbidity was significantly higher in the BPD cohort, but long-term ND outcome did not differ. Infants with BPD had poorer growth. © 2019 The Authors. Pediatrics International published by John Wiley & Sons Australia, Ltd on behalf of Japan Pediatric Society.

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