In survivors of extreme prematurity to 36 weeks Post Menstrual Age (PMA), specific biologic,
physiologic and clinical data obtained during the initial hospitalization will predict
respiratory morbidity as defined by respiratory health care utilization and respiratory
symptoms, between discharge and 1 year corrected age.
This protocol describes a collaboratively developed multicenter study of very preterm infants
from birth through the time of discharge from the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) and up
to 1 year of age, corrected for the degree of prematurity.