Long-term outcomes of bronchopulmonary dysplasia

Semin Fetal Neonatal Med. 2009 Dec;14(6):391-5. doi: 10.1016/j.siny.2009.08.004. Epub 2009 Sep 19.


As more very preterm infants survive, more survivors will have bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD). Children with BPD have higher rates of cognitive, educational and behavioural impairments, and also reduced lung function, through childhood and into early life than would normally be expected. The importance of these neurological and respiratory problems later into adult life needs to be determined.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia / physiopathology*
  • Humans
  • Infant, Newborn
  • Infant, Premature*
  • Nervous System Diseases / etiology
  • Nervous System Diseases / physiopathology
  • Respiratory Tract Diseases / etiology
  • Respiratory Tract Diseases / physiopathology