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Respiratory Morbidity in Late Preterm and Early Term Born Infants

Respiratory morbidity in preterm infants in the neonatal period is associated with the development of not only respiratory complications and hospital admissions in childhood,1 but also with the development of chronic respiratory disease in adulthood.2

Preventive strategies and collaboration with other healthcare professionals are essential to consider in view of the impact these morbidities have on patients and their families.

In this presentation, Anne Greenough, Professor of Neonatology and Clinical Respiratory Physiology, explores respiratory morbidity in late preterm and early term born infants and highlights how this can manifest in childhood, adolescence, and adulthood. She also makes reference to current research being undertaken in this area.

Please also consider watching the on-demand video “Late Preterm Morbidity: Non-Respiratory Outcomes” by Prof. Theodore Dassios.


1. Haataja P, Korhonen P, Ojala R, Mikko Hirvonen, Matti Korppi, Gissler M, et al. Hospital admissions for lower respiratory tract infections in children born moderately/late preterm. Pediatric Pulmonology. 2017 Nov 29;53(2):209–17.

2. Bui DS et al. Association between very to moderate preterm births, lung function deficits, and COPD at age 53 years: analysis of a prospective cohort study. Lancet Respir Med. 2022 May;10(5):478-484.

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  • Professor Anne Greenough

    Professor of Neonatology and Clinical Respiratory Physiology

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