Risk factors for bronchopulmonary dysplasia in very low birth weight newborns treated with mechanical ventilation in the first week of life.

@article{Cunha2005RiskFF,
  title={Risk factors for bronchopulmonary dysplasia in very low birth weight newborns treated with mechanical ventilation in the first week of life.},
  author={Gicelle S Cunha and Francisco Mezzacappa-Filho and Jos{\'e} Dirceu Ribeiro},
  journal={Journal of tropical pediatrics},
  year={2005},
  volume={51 6},
  pages={334-40}
}
The purpose of this study was to identify the risk factors for bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD) in a population of very low birth weight (BW) newborns treated with mechanical ventilation in the first week of life who survived the 28 days. The effects of antenatal steroids, sepsis, patent ductus arteriosus (PDA), fluid management and ventilator support strategies were investigated. This was a prospective study of a cohort of 86 newborns with BW below 1500 g who were born alive between the period… CONTINUE READING

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