European Respiratory Society Monograph, Vol. 19. 2002
Paediatricians are aware of new diseases resulting from the increasingly successful treatments of, for example, chronic lung disease of rematurity, which means that survivors with new problems will be coming to adult chest clinics. Conversely, increased longevity in cystic fibrosis has resulted in adult physicians highlighting new complications such as bone disease, challenging paediatricians to institute new preventative strategies. Adult physicians look after pregnant women with chest disease and, hence, indirectly look after the foetus. After birth, the new baby may need to see the paediatrician.
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