Piia H Suursalmi

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OBJECTIVE Airway inflammation is involved in the pathogenesis of bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD). The aim of the study was to evaluate the inflammatory activity in plasma and exhaled air in very low birth weight (VLBW) BPD survivors at school age. METHODS Twenty-one 6-14-year-old former VLBW (birth weight ≤1,500 g) children with severe radiographic BPD(More)
AIM The role of inflammation in the bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD) survivors is indistinct. We evaluated lung function in relation to inflammatory markers in plasma, exhaled breath condensate and exhaled air in school-aged very low birthweight (VLBW) survivors with and without radiographic BPD. METHODS Pre- and postbronchodilator impulse oscillometry(More)
One of the objectives of the qualification of medical specialists is familiarization to the scientific literature of the future special field. We describe a training project, in which doctors specializing in pediatrics collected and evaluated the current scientific data on the closure of the arterial duct in premature infants. Main emphasis in the article(More)
AIM This study evaluated cardiac function and its associations with lung function and neonatal pulmonary morbidity in very low birthweight (VLBW) children, with and without severe radiographic bronchopulmonary dysplasia (radBPD), at school age. METHODS We examined 18 VLBW children with radBPD, 17 VLBW children without radBPD and 18 healthy term-born(More)
This study evaluated nutrition and growth in relation to plasma adipokine levels in 21 very-low-birth-weight (VLBW) children with radiographic bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD), 19 VLBW controls, and 19 term controls with a median age of 11.3 years. We took anthropometric measurements; assessed plasma levels of adipsin, resistin, adiponectin, and leptin; and(More)
AIM This study evaluated global myocardial function and associations between cardiac function and lung function in very low birth weight (VLBW) children, with and without severe radiographic bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD), at six to 14 years of age. METHODS We studied 34 VLBW and 19 term-born controls, and the VLBW group was further divided into a BPD(More)
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