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Research Article

Preterm Birth and Childhood Wheezing Disorders: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis

  • Jasper V. Been mail,

    jasper.been@mumc.nl

    Affiliations: Department of Paediatrics, Maastricht University Medical Centre, Maastricht, Netherlands, School for Public Health and Primary Care (CAPHRI), Maastricht University, Maastricht, Netherlands, Allergy and Respiratory Research Group, Centre for Population Health Sciences, The University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, United Kingdom

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  • Marlies J. Lugtenberg,

    Affiliation: Department of Paediatrics, Maastricht University Medical Centre, Maastricht, Netherlands

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  • Eline Smets,

    Affiliation: Department of Paediatrics, Maastricht University Medical Centre, Maastricht, Netherlands

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  • Constant P. van Schayck,

    Affiliations: School for Public Health and Primary Care (CAPHRI), Maastricht University, Maastricht, Netherlands, Allergy and Respiratory Research Group, Centre for Population Health Sciences, The University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, United Kingdom

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  • Boris W. Kramer,

    Affiliations: Department of Paediatrics, Maastricht University Medical Centre, Maastricht, Netherlands, School for Oncology and Developmental Biology (GROW), Maastricht University Medical Centre, Maastricht, Netherlands, School of Mental Health and Neuroscience (MHeNS), Maastricht University Medical Centre, Maastricht, Netherlands

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  • Monique Mommers,

    Affiliation: School for Public Health and Primary Care (CAPHRI), Maastricht University, Maastricht, Netherlands

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  • Aziz Sheikh

    Affiliations: School for Public Health and Primary Care (CAPHRI), Maastricht University, Maastricht, Netherlands, Allergy and Respiratory Research Group, Centre for Population Health Sciences, The University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, United Kingdom, Harkness Fellow in Health Care Policy and Practice, Division of General Internal Medicine and Primary Care, Brigham and Women's Hospital/Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

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  • Published: January 28, 2014
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pmed.1001596
  • Featured in PLOS Collections

About the Authors

Jasper V. Been, Marlies J. Lugtenberg, Eline Smets, Boris W. Kramer
Department of Paediatrics, Maastricht University Medical Centre, Maastricht, Netherlands
Jasper V. Been, Constant P. van Schayck, Monique Mommers, Aziz Sheikh
School for Public Health and Primary Care (CAPHRI), Maastricht University, Maastricht, Netherlands
Jasper V. Been, Constant P. van Schayck, Aziz Sheikh
Allergy and Respiratory Research Group, Centre for Population Health Sciences, The University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Boris W. Kramer
School for Oncology and Developmental Biology (GROW), Maastricht University Medical Centre, Maastricht, Netherlands
Boris W. Kramer
School of Mental Health and Neuroscience (MHeNS), Maastricht University Medical Centre, Maastricht, Netherlands
Aziz Sheikh
Harkness Fellow in Health Care Policy and Practice, Division of General Internal Medicine and Primary Care, Brigham and Women's Hospital/Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

Corresponding Author

Email: jasper.been@mumc.nl

Competing Interests

AS is a member of the Editorial Board of PLOS Medicine. The authors have declared that no other competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: JVB BWK MM AS. Performed the experiments: JVB MJL ES. Analyzed the data: JVB MJL. Wrote the first draft of the manuscript: JVB MJL AS. Contributed to the writing of the manuscript: JVB MJL ES BWK CPvS MM AS. ICMJE criteria for authorship read and met: JVB MJL ES CPvS BWK MM AS. Agree with manuscript results and conclusions: JVB MJL ES CPvS BWK MM AS. Secured funding: JVB CPvS. Systematic literature review: JVB MJL ES. Quality assessment: JVB MJL ES. Data-extraction: JVB MJL.