Long-term outcome of preterm infants with respiratory disease

Clin Perinatol. 1987 Sep;14(3):635-50.


Improved survival of preterm ventilated infants has resulted in an increase in the incidence of bronchopulmonary dysplasia, particularly in very tiny infants. In this article, the authors have reviewed the current literature on the pulmonary function and long-term neurodevelopmental outcome of VLBW infants to determine the true morbidity of respiratory disease in the neonatal period.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia / complications*
  • Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia / therapy
  • Developmental Disabilities / etiology*
  • Humans
  • Hyaline Membrane Disease / complications
  • Infant, Newborn
  • Prognosis
  • Respiration, Artificial / adverse effects
  • Respiratory Distress Syndrome, Newborn / complications*