There is mounting evidence now suggesting that prematurity may lead to a variety of adult diseases, such as hypertension, obstructive lung disease, or osteopenia. However, there is little guidance for physicians on how to provide proper long-term follow-up for their patients who were born preterm.
In this podcast, two of the co-authors of a review article published in CMAJ (subscription required), Dr. Tuy Mai Luu, clinician-scientist at Sainte-Justine Hospital and teaching assistant in the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Montreal, and Dr. Anne-Monique Nuyt, Professor in the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Montreal and Chief of neonatology at Sainte-Justine Hospital explain the evidence linking pre-term birth and adult chronic diseases.
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