AMERICAN JOURNAL OF RESPIRATORY AND CRITICAL CARE MEDICINE, vol.173, no.3, pp.318-326, 2006 (Journal Indexed in SCI)
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AMERICAN JOURNAL OF RESPIRATORY AND CRITICAL CARE MEDICINE
Rationale: Bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD) continues to be a major morbidity in preterm infants. The lung pathology in BIRD is characterized by impaired alveolar and capillary development. An imbalance between proteases and protease inhibitors in association with changes in lung elastic fibers has been implicated in the pathogenesis of BIRD.