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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The terms "Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia" returned 232 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

[Association of Ureaplasma urealyticum infection with bronchopulmonary dysplasia in very low birth weight infants with respiratory distress syndrome].
 

Author(s): You Chen, Li-Ya Ma, Yan Huang, Shang-Ming Huang, Shan-Qiu Xiao, Guang-Jin Lu

Journal: Zhongguo Dang Dai Er Ke Za Zhi. 2014 May;16(5):469-72.

 

To study the relationship between Ureaplasma urealyticum (UU) infection in the lower respiratory tract and the incidence of bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD) in very low birth weight (VLBW) infants with respiratory distress syndrome (RDS).

Last Updated: 26 May 2014

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Association of a vascular endothelial growth factor polymorphism with the development of bronchopulmonary dysplasia in Japanese premature newborns.
 

Author(s): Kazumichi Fujioka, Akio Shibata, Tomoyuki Yokota, Tsubasa Koda, Miwako Nagasaka, Mariko Yagi, Yasuhiro Takeshima, Hideto Yamada, Kazumoto Iijima, Ichiro Morioka

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Our objective was to correlate vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) genetic polymorphisms with the risk of bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD) development in premature newborns. Fifty-five newborns with BPD (BPD: median gestational age [GA]: 27 weeks, birthweight [BW]: 786 g) ...

Last Updated: 25 Mar 2014

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Association between red blood cell transfusion and bronchopulmonary dysplasia in preterm infants.
 

Author(s): Zhiqun Zhang, Xianmei Huang, Hui Lu

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Anemia and the need for transfusion of packed red blood cells (PRBCs) are common in preterm infants. PRBC transfusion increases the oxygen carrying capacity of hemoglobin and may result in higher rates of organ dysfunction. To determine whether PRBC transfusion in preterm infants ...

Last Updated: 11 Mar 2014

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The terms "Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia" returned 37 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Clinical prediction models for bronchopulmonary dysplasia: a systematic review and external validation study.
 

Author(s): Wes Onland, Thomas P Debray, Matthew M Laughon, Martijn Miedema, Filip Cools, Lisa M Askie, Jeanette M Asselin, Sandra A Calvert, Sherry E Courtney, Carlo Dani, David J Durand, Neil Marlow, Janet L Peacock, J Jane Pillow, Roger F Soll, Ulrich H Thome, Patrick Truffert, Michael D Schreiber, Patrick Van Reempts, Valentina Vendettuoli, Giovanni Vento, Anton H van Kaam, Karel G Moons, Martin Offringa

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Bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD) is a common complication of preterm birth. Very different models using clinical parameters at an early postnatal age to predict BPD have been developed with little extensive quantitative validation. The objective of this study is to review and validate ...

Last Updated: 30 Dec 2013

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Avoiding endotracheal ventilation to prevent bronchopulmonary dysplasia: a meta-analysis.
 

Author(s): Hendrik S Fischer, Christoph Bührer

Journal: Pediatrics. 2013 Nov;132(5):e1351-60.

 

Mechanical ventilation via an endotracheal tube is a risk factor for bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD), one of the most common morbidities of very preterm infants. Our objective was to investigate the effect that strategies to avoid endotracheal mechanical ventilation (eMV) have on ...

Last Updated: 4 Nov 2013

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Ventilatory control in infants, children, and adults with bronchopulmonary dysplasia.
 

Author(s): Melissa L Bates, De-Ann M Pillers, Mari Palta, Emily T Farrell, Marlowe W Eldridge

Journal: Respir Physiol Neurobiol. 2013 Nov;189(2):329-37.

 

Bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD), or chronic lung disease of prematurity, occurs in ~30% of preterm infants (15,000 per year) and is associated with a clinical history of mechanical ventilation and/or high inspired oxygen at birth. Here, we describe changes in ventilatory control ...

Last Updated: 28 Oct 2013

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PREMILOC Trial to Prevent Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia in Very Preterm Neonates
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia

 

Last Updated: 17 Sep 2013

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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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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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