Expiratory airflow in late adolescence and early adulthood in individuals born very preterm or with very low birthweight compared with controls born at term or with normal birthweight: a meta-analysis of individual participant data.
Doyle, Lex W.; Andersson, Sture; Bush, Andy; Cheong, Jeanie L.Y.; Clemm, Hege Synnøve Havstad; Evensen, Kari Anne Indredavik; Gough, Aisling; Halvorsen, Thomas; Hovi, Petteri; Kajantie, Eero Olavi; Lee, Katherine J.; McGarvey, Lorcan; Narang, Indra; Näsänen-Gilmore, Pieta; Steinshamn, Sigurd Loe; Vollsæter, Maria; Vrijlandt, Elianne J.L.E.; APIC, international network
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Original versionThe Lancet Respiratory Medicine. 2019, 7 (8), 677-686. 10.1016/S2213-2600(18)30530-7
Maximal expiratory airflow peaks early in the third decade of life, then gradually declines with age. The pattern of airflow through adulthood for individuals born very preterm (at <32 weeks’ gestation) or with very low birthweight (<1501 g) is unknown. We aimed to compare maximal expiratory airflow in these individuals during late adolescence and early adulthood with that of control individuals born with normal birthweight (>2499 g) or at term.