Patterns of respiratory disease during the first 2 postnatal weeks in extremely premature infants.

@article{Laughon2009PatternsOR,
  title={Patterns of respiratory disease during the first 2 postnatal weeks in extremely premature infants.},
  author={Matthew Laughon and Elizabeth N. Allred and Carl L. Bose and T Michael O'shea and Linda J. Van Marter and Richard A. Ehrenkranz and Alan Leviton},
  journal={Pediatrics},
  year={2009},
  volume={123 4},
  pages={1124-31}
}
BACKGROUND Pulmonary disease among infants of <28 weeks' gestation (extremely low gestational age newborns) often has the following pattern: the infant starts out with little need for supplemental oxygen and ventilatory support in the first postnatal week but then has pulmonary deterioration in the second postnatal week, with an increased need for supplemental oxygen and respiratory support. We evaluated the antecedents and correlates of patterns of early lung disease, with particular emphasis… CONTINUE READING

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