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

Longitudinal assessment of the lung mechanics of very low birth weight preterm infants with and without bronchopulmonary dysplasia.
 

Author(s): Rosane Reis de Mello, Kátia Silveira da Silva, Anniele Medeiros Costa, José Roberto de Moraes Ramos

Journal: Sao Paulo Med J. ;133(5):401-7.

 

Prematurity has been correlated with altered lung mechanics. Some infants develop lung injury as a consequence of lung immaturity, invasive mechanical ventilation and exposure to oxygen, thus resulting in bronchopulmonary dysplasia. The aim here was to compare the lung mechanics of ...

Last Updated: 9 Dec 2015

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Carboxyhemoglobin Formation in Preterm Infants Is Related to the Subsequent Development of Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia.
 

Author(s): Shuko Tokuriki, Takashi Okuno, Genrei Ohta, Yusei Ohshima

Journal: Dis. Markers. 2015 ;2015():620921.

 

To evaluate the usefulness of carboxyhemoglobin (CO-Hb) levels as a biomarker to predict the development and severity of bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD).

Last Updated: 21 Aug 2015

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Effect of Prophylactic Palivizumab on Admission Due to Respiratory Syncytial Virus Infection in Former Very Low Birth Weight Infants with Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia.
 

Author(s): Young Mi Han, Hyun Joo Seo, Seo Heui Choi, Yu Jin Jung, So Yoon Ahn, Hye Soo Yoo, Se In Sung, Jae Won Shim, Yeon Kyung Lee, Sun Young Ko, Son Moon Shin, Jong Hee Hwang, Jang Hoon Lee, Byung Min Choi, Eun Sun Kim, Ji Hyun Jeon, Sung Shin Kim, Yun Sil Chang, Won Soon Park

Journal: J. Korean Med. Sci.. 2015 Jul;30(7):924-31.

 

The aim of this study was to observe the effects of prophylactic palivizumab on hospitalization secondary to respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) infection (RSVhospitalization) in former very low birth weight infants (VLBWI) with bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD). This study also sought ...

Last Updated: 1 Jul 2015

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The terms "Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia" returned 50 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Stem cell therapy for bronchopulmonary dysplasia: bench to bedside translation.
 

Author(s): So Yoon Ahn, Yun Sil Chang, Won Soon Park

Journal: J. Korean Med. Sci.. 2015 May;30(5):509-13.

 

Bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD), a chronic lung disease affecting very premature infants, is a major cause of mortality and long-term morbidities despite of current progress in neonatal intensive care medicine. Though there has not been any effective treatment or preventive strategy ...

Last Updated: 1 May 2015

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Pulmonary arterial hypertension associated with bronchopulmonary dysplasia and congenital heart disease in preterm infants. A case report of a preterm infant with recurrent pulmonary hypertension after corrective cardiac surgery and review of the literature.
 

Author(s): Jun Muneuchi, Ayako Kuraoka, Mamie Watanabe, Yoshie Ochiai, Kunitaka Joo

Journal: Int Heart J. 2015 ;56 Suppl():S22-5.

 

In preterm infants with congenital heart disease, concomitant bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD) is associated with relatively poor clinical outcomes because of the increased pulmonary vascular resistance and adverse effects of inflammation on the damaged lungs, even after surgery. ...

Last Updated: 19 Mar 2015

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Lung function following very preterm birth in the era of 'new' bronchopulmonary dysplasia.
 

Author(s): Shannon J Simpson, Graham L Hall, Andrew C Wilson

Journal: Respirology. 2015 May;20(4):535-40.

 

One of the most significant complications of preterm birth is bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD). The pathophysiology of BPD has changed in recent years as advances in neonatal care have led to increased survival of smaller, more preterm, infants who display alterations to alveolar ...

Last Updated: 17 Apr 2015

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Mesenchymal Stem Cell Therapy for Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia in Preterm Babies
 

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Condition Summary: Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia

 

Last Updated: 11 May 2015

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Last Updated: 22 Mar 2016

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