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    BPD: Complication of prematurity

    Despite advances in perinatal care and a steady decline in mortality among preterm infants, preventing bronchopulmonary dysplasia is still a challenge to care for children born prematurely.

     

    Summary

    Bronchopulmonary dysplasia is a chronic disease that can impact the pediatric patient well beyond early life. The pediatrician needs to be aware of both strategies for prevention as well as the long-term consequences that need to be managed to improve the health and outcomes of these patients.

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    Pat F Bass III, MD, MS, MPH
    Dr Bass is Chief Medical Information officer and professor of Medicine and of Pediatrics, Louisiana State University Health Sciences ...

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