Improved Respiratory Support And Outcomes For Very Preterm Babies

Grant number: 606789 | Funding period: 2011 - 2015

Completed

Abstract

Premature babies are born with lungs that are not developed enough to sustain their breathing needs after birth. As a result, they need intensive care which is the most costly and challenging problem in newborn medicine as these infants can suffer life-long diseases because of their early birth. This programs study will help to understand the causes of lung disease in premature babies and develop better ways of caring for them to improve their chances of survival without ongoing illness and disability