The past decade has been notable for impressive advances in lung biology research. New basic information has enhanced understanding of normal structure and function and provided fresh insights into not only pathogenesis but also therapy of an array of lung diseases. These advances in general have had a greater affect on adult than on pediatric lung diseases. Clinical assessments are more difficult to carry out in infants for several technical limitations, but advances in microprocessor technology, including data collection, analysis, and display, have provided the clinician with more accurate bedside pulmonary evaluation in the young infant.
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