Predictors of bronchopulmonary dysplasia

Clin Perinatol. 2012 Sep;39(3):585-601. doi: 10.1016/j.clp.2012.06.014.


Although significant advances in respiratory care have been made in neonatal medicine, bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD) remains the most common serious pulmonary morbidity in premature infants. The development of BPD is the result of the complex interactions between multiple perinatal and postnatal factors. Early identification of infants at the most risk of developing BPD through the use of estimators and models may allow a targeted approach at reducing BPD in the future.

Publication types

  • Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural
  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Birth Weight
  • Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia / complications
  • Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia / epidemiology
  • Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia / etiology*
  • Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia / prevention & control*
  • Cerebral Palsy / etiology
  • Gestational Age
  • Humans
  • Incidence
  • Infant, Newborn
  • Infant, Premature*
  • Intellectual Disability / etiology
  • Predictive Value of Tests
  • Risk Factors