Epidemiology of bronchopulmonary dysplasia.

@article{Jensen2014EpidemiologyOB,
  title={Epidemiology of bronchopulmonary dysplasia.},
  author={Erik A. Jensen and Barbara Schmidt},
  journal={Birth defects research. Part A, Clinical and molecular teratology},
  year={2014},
  volume={100 3},
  pages={145-57}
}
Bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD) is among the most common and serious sequelae of preterm birth. BPD affects at least one-quarter of infants born with birth weights less than 1500 g. The incidence of BPD increases with decreasing gestational age and birth weight. Additional important risk factors include intrauterine growth restriction, sepsis, and prolonged exposure to mechanical ventilation and supplemental oxygen. The diagnosis of BPD predicts multiple adverse outcomes including chronic… CONTINUE READING

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