Preterm birth is associated with the disruption of normal lung development and chronic lung disease. There are early life factors that predispose a preterm infant to BPD; including initiation of positive pressure ventilation and exposure to high oxygen concentrations. Less is known regarding the impact of post NICU factors that can affect lung health and development in individuals born premature. This talk will give an overview of early and late risk factors that influence lung health in children with BPD, examine long-term respiratory outcomes of children and young adults with BPD and discuss outpatient follow-up and guidelines to improve respiratory outcomes and quality of life.
- Identify risk factors associated with the development of BPD
- Identify risk factors associated with symptoms severity in children with BPD post NICU
- Understand the association between preterm birth and lung function trajectories during childhood and adult life
ACCME Accreditation Statement: Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
AMA Credit Designation Statement: Children's Hospital of Philadelphia designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Disclosure Statement: Julie Fierro, MD (Speaker), Sharon McGrath-Morrow, MD (Speaker), Katie Lockwood, MD MEd, (CHOP Talks Course Director), and Monica S. Williams (CME Planner) and others as appropriate have no relevant financial relationship with a commercial interest to disclose.
Related specialties: pulmonology, neonatology, general pediatrics