Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia

Common Name(s)

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

Trends in Survival and Incidence of Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia in Extremely Preterm Infants at 23-26 Weeks Gestation.
 

Author(s): Jin Kyu Kim, Yun Sil Chang, Sein Sung, So Yoon Ahn, Hye Soo Yoo, Won Soon Park

Journal: J. Korean Med. Sci.. 2016 Mar;31(3):423-9.

 

The aim of this study was to investigate the relationship between survival and incidence of bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD) in extremely premature infants, and identify clinical factors responsible for this association. Medical records of 350 infants at 23-26 weeks gestation from ...

Last Updated: 9 Mar 2016

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Association between anemia and bronchopulmonary dysplasia in preterm infants.
 

Author(s): Jun Duan, Xiangyong Kong, Qiuping Li, Shaodong Hua, Sheng Zhang, Xiaoying Zhang, Zhichun Feng

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Anemia is commonly seen in preterm infants. It may reduce the capacity of hemoglobin to transport oxygen throughout the body and may result in tissue and organ dysfunction. This study aimed to investigate the effect of anemia on the development of bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD) ...

Last Updated: 3 Mar 2016

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Sildenafil Treatment of Infants With Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia-Associated Pulmonary Hypertension.
 

Author(s): Carl H Backes, Patricia B Reagan, Charles V Smith, Sudarshan R Jadcherla, Jonathan L Slaughter

Journal: Hosp Pediatr. 2016 Jan;6(1):27-33.

 

This study had 2 goals: (1) to identify clinical and demographic characteristics associated with sildenafil exposure for infants with bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD)-associated pulmonary hypertension (PH); and (2) to characterize hospital-specific treatment frequency, age at first ...

Last Updated: 8 Jan 2016

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The terms "Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia" returned 62 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Systematic Review of Inhaled Bronchodilator and Corticosteroid Therapies in Infants with Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia: Implications and Future Directions.
 

Author(s): Brian J Clouse, Sudarshan R Jadcherla, Jonathan L Slaughter

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There is much debate surrounding the use of inhaled bronchodilators and corticosteroids for infants with bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD).

Last Updated: 4 Feb 2016

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Reviewing the use of corticosteroids in bronchopulmonary dysplasia.
 

Author(s): Fernanda Aparecida de Oliveira Peixoto, Paulo Sérgio Sucasas Costa

Journal: J Pediatr (Rio J). ;92(2):122-8.

 

Review the risks and benefits of postnatal corticosteroid use for the treatment of bronchopulmonary dysplasia, considering that there is not a more effective therapy.

Last Updated: 2 Apr 2016

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The Natural History of Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia: The Case for Primary Prevention.
 

Author(s): Cindy T McEvoy, Judy L Aschner

Journal: Clin Perinatol. 2015 Dec;42(4):911-31.

 

Brochopulmonary dysplasia (BPD) is the most common form of chronic lung disease in infancy. At present, BPD primarily occurs in extremely premature infants (23-28 weeks of gestation) born during the late canalicular/early saccular stage of lung development. This article summarizes ...

Last Updated: 23 Nov 2015

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Transpyloric Feeding in Severe Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia

 

Last Updated: 15 Sep 2016

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Last Updated: 11 Aug 2015

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Safety of Furosemide in Premature Infants at Risk of Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia (BPD)
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia

 

Last Updated: 3 Jun 2016

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