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 244 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

A study of genes encoding cytokines (IL6, IL10, TNF), cytokine receptors (IL6R, IL6ST), and glucocorticoid receptor (NR3C1) and susceptibility to bronchopulmonary dysplasia.
 

Author(s): Johanna M Huusko, Minna K Karjalainen, Mari Mahlman, Ritva Haataja, M Anneli Kari, Sture Andersson, Gergely Toldi, Outi Tammela, Mika Rämet, Pascal M Lavoie, Mikko Hallman,

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Bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD) is a common chronic lung disease associated with very preterm birth. The major risk factors include lung inflammation and lung immaturity. In addition, genetic factors play an important role in susceptibility to moderate-to-severe BPD. In this study, ...

Last Updated: 21 Nov 2014

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[Influencing factors for severity of bronchopulmonary dysplasia in preterm infants].
 

Author(s): Yan Li, Qiu-Fen Wei, Xin-Nian Pan, Dan-Hua Meng, Wei Wei, Qiu-Pin Wu

Journal: Zhongguo Dang Dai Er Ke Za Zhi. 2014 Oct;16(10):1014-8.

 

To explore the influencing factors for the severity of bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD) in preterm infants.

Last Updated: 25 Oct 2014

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A comparison of KL-6 and Clara cell protein as markers for predicting bronchopulmonary dysplasia in preterm infants.
 

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

Journal: Dis. Markers. 2014 ;2014():736536.

 

To evaluate the predictive characteristics of KL-6 and CC16 for bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD) in preterm infants, either independently or in combination.

Last Updated: 22 Sep 2014

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The terms "Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia" returned 42 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Bronchopulmonary dysplasia: NHLBI Workshop on the Primary Prevention of Chronic Lung Diseases.
 

Author(s): Cindy T McEvoy, Lucky Jain, Barbara Schmidt, Steven Abman, Eduardo Bancalari, Judy L Aschner

Journal: Ann Am Thorac Soc. 2014 Apr;11 Suppl 3():S146-53.

 

Bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD) is the most common complication of extreme preterm birth. Infants who develop BPD manifest aberrant or arrested pulmonary development and can experience lifelong alterations in cardiopulmonary function. Despite decades of promising research, primary ...

Last Updated: 23 Apr 2014

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Assessment of inhibited alveolar-capillary membrane structural development and function in bronchopulmonary dysplasia.
 

Author(s): Shawn K Ahlfeld, Simon J Conway

Journal: Birth Defects Res. Part A Clin. Mol. Teratol.. 2014 Mar;100(3):168-79.

 

Bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD) is a chronic lung disease of extreme prematurity and is defined clinically by dependence on supplemental oxygen due to impaired gas exchange. Optimal gas exchange is dependent on the development of a sufficient surface area for diffusion. In the mammalian ...

Last Updated: 24 Mar 2014

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Postnatal inflammation in the pathogenesis of bronchopulmonary dysplasia.
 

Author(s): Vineet Bhandari

Journal: Birth Defects Res. Part A Clin. Mol. Teratol.. 2014 Mar;100(3):189-201.

 

Exposure to hyperoxia, invasive mechanical ventilation, and systemic/local sepsis are important antecedents of postnatal inflammation in the pathogenesis of bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD). This review will summarize information obtained from animal (baboon, lamb/sheep, rat and mouse) ...

Last Updated: 24 Mar 2014

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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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Mesenchymal Stem Cell Therapy for Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia in Preterm Babies
 

Status: Not yet recruiting

Condition Summary: Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia

 

Last Updated: 11 May 2015

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Last Updated: 28 Jan 2015

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