Some chronic obstructive pulmonary disease will originate in neonatal intensive care units.
Chronic lung disease is the most common adverse outcome in survivors of prematurity. These infants experience frequent hospitalisation because of respiratory-related illness in their first year, as well as persistent cough, wheeze and oxygen dependence. Although the severity of respiratory illness decreases and supplemental oxygen is needed less as their lungs mature, childhood is still complicated by persistent wheeze, cough and reduced exercise tolerance in comparison with their peers. Alth...Expand abstract
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