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October 1980

Fluid Administration and Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia: The Lack of an Association

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Pediatrics, Division of Neonatology, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Magee-Womens Hospital. Dr Spahr is now with the Geisinger Medical Center, Danville, Pa, and Dr Klein is now with the Methodist Central Hospital, Dallas.

Am J Dis Child. 1980;134(10):958-960. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1980.02130220036011

• 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)

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