Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia In Infants And Its Economic Impact
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Maria is a research scientist at the Hospital Ramón y Cajal.

                       

Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia In Infants And Its Economic Impact

Bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD) is one of the most important sequels of preterm birth and one of the most serious chronic lung diseases in infancy. The etiology of BPD is multifactorial and the prevalence is inversely related to birth weight and gestational age. The incidence of BPD ranges between 15-50% in very low birth weight infants (VLBWI) (under 1500 g). VLBWI with BPD develop pulmonary hypertension (PH) in 17-45%, which worsen the prognosis and increases the mortality rate. BPD greatly impacts...

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