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.


Subscribe to CMAJ Podcasts on iTunes, Stitcher, Overcast, Instacast, or your favourite aggregator. You can also follow us directly on our SoundCloud page. Our podcasts are also released on and here on the blogs.