Bronchodilators for the prevention and treatment of chronic lung disease in preterm infants.
Cochrane database of systematic reviews, June 2012
Ng G, da Silva O, Ohlsson A
Chronic lung disease (CLD) occurs frequently in preterm infants. Bronchodilators have the potential effect of dilating small airways with muscle hypertrophy. Increase in compliance and tidal volume and decrease in pulmonary resistance have been documented with use of bronchodilators in studies of pulmonary mechanics in infants with CLD. Therefore, it is possible that bronchodilators might have a role in the prevention and treatment of CLD.
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