Diffusing capacity of the lung in school-aged children born very preterm, with and without bronchopulmonary dysplasia.

@article{Hakulinen1996DiffusingCO,
  title={Diffusing capacity of the lung in school-aged children born very preterm, with and without bronchopulmonary dysplasia.},
  author={Arja Hakulinen and A L J{\"a}rvenp{\"a}{\"a} and Markku T Turpeinen and Anssi R.A. Sovij{\"a}rvi},
  journal={Pediatric pulmonology},
  year={1996},
  volume={21 6},
  pages={353-60}
}
The aim of this study was to determine the extent to which bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD) affects the diffusing properties of lung tissue in childhood. Pulmonary function in 31 prematurely born children (BW. < 1250 g) was examined at ages 7-11 years. Twenty out of 31 prematurely born children met the criteria for BPD. The remaining 11 children had milder forms of neonatal lung disease. Twenty healthy children of the same age and born at term served as a control group. The diffusing capacity… CONTINUE READING