Introduction: Continued high prevalence of Broncho Pulmonary Dysplasia (BPD) with its long-term morbidity favors development of an accurate BPD prediction model to enable preventative measures and improved counselling.
Aims: Primary aim of this study was to evaluate the validity of the modified NICHD scoring system for prediction of BPD/Mortality in Asian extremely low birth weight (ELBW) infants.
Methods: Cohort study of 318 live born ELBW infants between 2012 and 2015 at KKH, the centralized perinatal centre in Singapore. Demographic and neonatal data were collected and prediction model developed using gestational age, birth weight, race, gender, and maximal respiratory support and FiO2 requirement on postnatal days1, 3, 7, 14, 21, and 28 to evaluate outcome measure of BPD/Mortality.
Published Date: 2020-09-16;