Neurodevelopmental Outcome of Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia

Peter J. Anderson, Lex W. Doyle

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Children born very preterm are vulnerable for long-term cognitive, educational, and behavioral impairments; bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD) is an additional risk factor which exacerbates these problems. As a population, children with BPD exhibit low average IQ, academic difficulties, delayed speech and language development, visual-motor integration impairments, and behavior problems. Neuropsychological studies are sparse, but there is some evidence that children with BPD also display attention problems, memory and learning deficits, and executive dysfunction. BPD does not appear to be associated with a specific neuropsychological impairment but rather a global impairment.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)227-232
Number of pages6
JournalSeminars in Perinatology
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2006
Externally publishedYes


  • behavior
  • bronchopulmonary dysplasia
  • cognition
  • educational status
  • infant
  • preterm

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