Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia

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Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia

Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia (BPD) is a chronic lung condition that affects newborn babies, specifically premature and low birth weight babies. Premature infants have fragile, often under developed, lungs that become irritated or injured easily and are in need of a breathing machine. Symptoms to look for in a baby include bluish skin (cyanosis), flaring of nostrils, rapid/shallow breathing, and grunting sounds. Infants with BPD are cared for in the NICU with oxygen therapy/ventilators and proper fluid and nutrient uptake for weeks to months in the hospital. Because these babies are at a greater risk for severe and repeated respiratory infections, it is important to take additional precautions such as limiting contact with those who may be infected by a respiratory virus and washing your hands before touching the baby.

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Scientific Literature

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The terms "Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia" returned 210 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Mesenchymal stem cells for bronchopulmonary dysplasia: phase 1 dose-escalation clinical trial.
 

Author(s): Yun Sil Chang, So Yoon Ahn, Hye Soo Yoo, Se In Sung, Soo Jin Choi, Won Il Oh, Won Soon Park

Journal: J. Pediatr.. 2014 May;164(5):966-972.e6.

 

To assess the safety and feasibility of allogeneic human umbilical cord blood (hUCB)-derived mesenchymal stem cell (MSC) transplantation in preterm infants.

Last Updated: 18 Apr 2014

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Association between postnatal dexamethasone for treatment of bronchopulmonary dysplasia and brain volumes at adolescence in infants born very preterm.
 

Author(s): Jeanie L Y Cheong, Alice C Burnett, Katherine J Lee, Gehan Roberts, Deanne K Thompson, Stephen J Wood, Alan Connelly, Peter J Anderson, Lex W Doyle,

Journal: J. Pediatr.. 2014 Apr;164(4):737-743.e1.

 

To compare brain volumes in adolescents who were born extremely preterm (<28 weeks gestation) who had received postnatal dexamethasone, and to determine if there was a postnatal dexamethasone dose-response effect on brain volumes.

Last Updated: 21 Mar 2014

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Association of a FGFR-4 gene polymorphism with bronchopulmonary dysplasia and neonatal respiratory distress.
 

Author(s): Milad Rezvani, Juliane Wilde, Patricia Vitt, Beena Mailaparambil, Ruth Grychtol, Marcus Krueger, Andrea Heinzmann

Journal: Dis. Markers. 2013 ;35(6):633-40.

 

Bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD) is the most common chronic lung disease of premature birth, characterized by impaired alveolar development and inflammation. Pathomechanisms contributing to BPD are poorly understood. However, it is assumed that genetic factors predispose to BPD and ...

Last Updated: 29 Nov 2013

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The terms "Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia" returned 34 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

An update on pharmacologic approaches to bronchopulmonary dysplasia.
 

Author(s): Sailaja Ghanta, Kristen Tropea Leeman, Helen Christou

Journal: Semin. Perinatol.. 2013 Apr;37(2):115-23.

 

Bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD) is the most prevalent long-term morbidity in surviving extremely preterm infants and is linked to increased risk of reactive airways disease, pulmonary hypertension, post-neonatal mortality, and adverse neurodevelopmental outcomes. BPD affects approximately ...

Last Updated: 15 Apr 2013

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The role of patent ductus arteriosus and its treatments in the development of bronchopulmonary dysplasia.
 

Author(s): Ronald I Clyman

Journal: Semin. Perinatol.. 2013 Apr;37(2):102-7.

 

A persistent left-to-right shunt through a patent ductus arteriosus (PDA) increases the rate of hydrostatic fluid filtration into the lung's interstitium, impairs pulmonary mechanics, and prolongs the need for mechanical ventilation. In preclinical trials, pharmacologic PDA closure ...

Last Updated: 15 Apr 2013

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Progress in understanding the genetics of bronchopulmonary dysplasia.
 

Author(s): Gary M Shaw, Hugh M O'Brodovich

Journal: Semin. Perinatol.. 2013 Apr;37(2):85-93.

 

Bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD) is the most common chronic lung disease in infants. Its treatment imposes considerable healthcare burden and costs in the perinatal and early childhood period and patients are usually left with lifelong deficits in lung function. Evidence exists for ...

Last Updated: 15 Apr 2013

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The Role of Anti-Reflux Surgery for Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease in Premature Infants With Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease; Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia

 

Last Updated: 9 Nov 2010

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Tidal Neonatal NO - is Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia Predictable?
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Term Delivery With Preterm Labor, Third Trimester; Term Delivery With Preterm Labor, Unspecified Trimester; Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia

 

Last Updated: 19 Aug 2013

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Last Updated: 5 Feb 2013

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