Other content tagged: Bronchopulmonary dysplasia

Disparities in the follow-up of very preterm born children in Europe

With a letter issued in February 2021, a group of researchers presented an analysis of the cross-European disparities of routine follow-up services of children who were born very preterm (<32 weeks of gestational age (GA)). It was found that the mother’s sociodemographic characteristics and her perinatal situation were among the main factors regarding these disparities. Aiming to describe the use of follow-up services in Europe, the research team collected data from obstetric and neonatal records…
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Research on Bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD) in preterm babies

Interview with Prof Christoph Bührer, Medical Director Department of Neonatology, Charité Berlin Within our monthly topic of medical care and clinical practice, we talked to Prof Bührer about his work on the study “Sustained inflations and avoiding mechanical ventilation to prevent death or bronchopulmonary dysplasia: a meta-analysis”1. It is about meta-analysis of randomised controlled trials (RCTs) in preterm infants. It showed that delivery room strategies to avoid mechanical ventilation reduced bronchopulmonary dysplasia, whereas sustained inflations had no effect and may…
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Lung function in children born extremely preterm

Some babies born too early show signs and symptoms later in life that may be long-term consequences of preterm birth. To look at this in more detail, follow-up studies are of great importance. Their results provide a scientific basis for follow-up and continuing care. A study from Sweden recently analysed lung function in 6½-year-old children born at less than 27 weeks. These extremely preterm born children had suffered from immature lungs after birth, and almost all of them had developed…
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