• The fluid intake of 38 surviving infants with severe respiratory distress syndrome was evaluated. There were no substantial differences in fluid administration between those in whom bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD) developed and those in whom it did not. The factors that were associated with the development of BPD were the degree of prematurity, patent ductus arteriosus, pulmonary air leak, exposure to high concentrations of oxygen, and use of ventilation at faster rates.
(Am J Dis Child 134:958-960, 1980)
Spahr RC, Klein AM, Brown DR, Holzman IR, MacDonald HM. Fluid Administration and Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia: The Lack of an Association. Am J Dis Child. 1980;134(10):958–960. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1980.02130220036011
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