Pulmonary Function in Survivors of Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia

  • Jennifer S. LandryEmail author
  • Simon P. Banbury
Part of the Respiratory Medicine book series (RM)


With advances in neonatal care over the last three decades, a greater proportion of preterm infants are surviving the initial complications of prematurity and are now reaching adulthood in ever increasing numbers. The impact of preterm birth and its respiratory complications have lasting consequences on respiratory health. Bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD) and the long-term respiratory consequences of prematurity are unfamiliar and under-recognized entities to adult clinicians. Well described by the pediatric scientific community, these young adults who were born prematurely and suffered respiratory complications are joining the rank of a growing population of adults with chronic lung disease.


Bronchopulmonary dysplasia Airflow obstruction Preterm birth Bronchial hyperresponsiveness Respiratory health Long-term consequences of preterm birth 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Montreal Chest InstituteMcGill University Health CenterMontréalCanada
  2. 2.Psychology DepartmentC3 Human Factors ConsultingQuebec CityCanada

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