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History of chronic pulmonary insufficiency of prematurity

4 monthes ago   |   By The Journal of Pediatrics

We agree with the use of the term “chronic pulmonary insufficiency of prematurity” by Steinhorn et al to describe “respiratory morbidity after preterm birth during the birth hospitalization and through infancy and childhood.”1 The term was first coined in 1975 by Drs Alfred Krauss, David Klain, and Peter Auld to describe a group of premature infants who initially had normal respiratory function but then developed respiratory distress and apnea spells with deteriorating lung functions at 4-17 days of age.
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