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Health-care utilization and respiratory morbidities in preterm infants with pulmonary hypertension.
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PMID:  23328926     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Objective:To assess health-care utilization and risk of respiratory morbidities in preterm infants with bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD) and pulmonary hypertension (PH).Study Design:Retrospective data were obtained from subjects (n=109) attending a BPD clinic. Subjects were stratified by the presence or absence of PH before and after 2 months of age. Analytic methods included t-tests, χ(2) tests and regression.Result:Subjects with BPD and PH present after 2 months of age were hospitalized for 2.2 months longer than those without PH (P=0.02). These subjects were 4.5 times more likely to receive home supplemental oxygen or mechanical ventilation (P=0.03). No difference in the risk of respiratory morbidities after initial hospital discharge was seen with PH.Conclusion:PH in preterm infants is associated with longer initial hospitalizations and a higher likelihood of requiring home respiratory support. This has implications for counseling families and reducing the medical, psychosocial, and economic burden of BPD and PH.Journal of Perinatology advance online publication, 17 January 2013; doi:10.1038/jp.2012.170.
B D Stuart; P Sekar; J D Coulson; S E J Choi; S A McGrath-Morrow; J M Collaco
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2013-1-17
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of perinatology : official journal of the California Perinatal Association     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1476-5543     ISO Abbreviation:  J Perinatol     Publication Date:  2013 Jan 
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Created Date:  2013-1-18     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  8501884     Medline TA:  J Perinatol     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Eudowood Division of Pediatric Respiratory Sciences, Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, Baltimore, MD, USA.
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