Early biomarkers as predictors for bronchopulmonary dysplasia in preterm infants: a systematic review

@article{Zhang2013EarlyBA,
  title={Early biomarkers as predictors for bronchopulmonary dysplasia in preterm infants: a systematic review},
  author={Zhi-qun Zhang and Xian-mei Huang and Hui Lu},
  journal={European Journal of Pediatrics},
  year={2013},
  volume={173},
  pages={15-23}
}
BackgroundBronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD) is usually diagnosed in preterm infants at least 28 days after birth. Great interest lies in the potential to identify biomarkers that predict development of the disease and future neurodevelopmental outcomes. We have reviewed the existing literature on early biomarkers as predictors for BPD in preterm infants.MethodsTwo reviewers independently searched the databases of PubMed, EMBASE, and Google Scholar for studies pertaining to biomarkers for BPD… CONTINUE READING
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