Intractable Rare Dis Res. 2015;4(2):82-86. (DOI: 10.5582/irdr.2015.01000)
A risk factor analysis on disease severity in 47 premature infants with bronchopulmonary dysplasia.
Li Y, Cui YZ, Wang C, Liu X, Han JX
Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia (BPD) is a rare chronic lung disease and one of the most difficult complications to treat in premature infants. With the progress at the medical treatment level, an increasing number of BPD premature infants are born, meanwhile, they would be at an increasing risk for numerous complications and rehospitalization because BPD affects many vital organ systems. The pathogenesis of BPD is clearly multifactorial. As the prognosis is closely connected with the severity of BPD, early diagnosis and treatment are of great help to control the development of BPD. This article focuses on risk factors that could influence the severity of BPD in order to provide a reliable basis for early diagnosis, treatment, and better patient assessment.