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Vol 80, No 3 (2012)
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Published online: 2012-05-07
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Birth weight as a factor determining lung function among healthy persons and its relation with chronic pulmonary disease

Jerzy Ichnowski, Karolina Lindner, Robert Pawłowicz, Bernard Panaszek
Pneumonol Alergol Pol 2012;80(3):263-268.

open access

Vol 80, No 3 (2012)
REVIEWS
Published online: 2012-05-07
Submitted: 2013-02-22

Abstract

Low lung function is associated with increased risk of morbidity and mortality in the population. Lung development seems to be important factor in pathogenesis of respiratory disorders. Airway development is a complex process. Birth weight (BW) is one of perinatal factors which influences development of pulmonary system and multiorgan function of the body. Aforementioned relationships are visible especially at first years of life. However, not very many studies have examined the associations between birth weight and lung function in later age then childhood and adolescence. The aim of this review is to discuss relationships between BW and lung function parameters in healthy individuals and patients with lung disease in childhood and adulthood.

Keywords

birth weight; lung function; lung development; chronic pulmonary diseases

About this article
Title

Birth weight as a factor determining lung function among healthy persons and its relation with chronic pulmonary disease

Journal

Advances in Respiratory Medicine

Issue

Vol 80, No 3 (2012)

Pages

263-268

Published online

2012-05-07

Bibliographic record

Pneumonol Alergol Pol 2012;80(3):263-268.

Keywords

birth weight
lung function
lung development
chronic pulmonary diseases

Authors

Jerzy Ichnowski
Karolina Lindner
Robert Pawłowicz
Bernard Panaszek

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