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Our objective was to study long-term respiratory outcomes of congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH) treated in the perinatal period. This was a cohort study with 26 adolescent survivors and age- and gender-matched controls. Medical histories were retrieved from hospital charts and questionnaires. Pulmonary function testing included measurement of maximum(More)
RATIONALE The Third National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES III) reference is currently recommended for interpreting spirometry results, but it is limited by the lack of subjects younger than 8 years and does not continuously model spirometry across all ages. OBJECTIVES By collating pediatric data from other large-population surveys, we(More)
Limited data on the relative contributions of different routes of transmission for influenza virus are available. Person-to-person transmission is central to seasonal and pandemic spread; nevertheless, the modes of spread are a matter of ongoing debate. Resolution of this discussion is paramount to the development of effective control measures in health(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the long-term pulmonary sequelae of survivors of bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD) of sufficient severity to have required supplemental oxygen for at least 1 month after term. STUDY DESIGN Fifteen patients with a mean age of 1.1 years were matched to preterm infants of similar gestational age and age at time of study. Pulmonary(More)
Respiratory distress syndrome of the newborn, prematurity, and familial airway hyperreactivity may contribute to long-term pulmonary sequelae. We assessed the role of each by testing pulmonary function and airway reactivity in 11 prematurely born children who survived the respiratory distress syndrome and in 11 prematurely born children who had no neonatal(More)