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

Tracheal Aspirate Levels of the Matricellular Protein SPARC Predict Development of Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia.
 

Author(s): Antonia P Popova, Tracy X Cui, Niko Kaciroti, Adam M Goldsmith, Marisa J Linn, Gloria S Pryhuber, Marc B Hershenson

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Isolation of tracheal aspirate mesenchymal stromal cells (MSCs) from premature infants has been associated with increased risk of bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD). MSCs show high levels of mRNAs encoding matricellular proteins, non-structural extracellular proteins that regulate cell-matrix ...

Last Updated: 15 Dec 2015

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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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Recent Changes in the Incidence of Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia among Very-Low-Birth-Weight Infants in Korea.
 

Author(s): Heui Seung Jo, Kee Hyun Cho, Sung-Il Cho, Eun Song Song, Beyong Il Kim

Journal: J. Korean Med. Sci.. 2015 Oct;30 Suppl 1():S81-7.

 

We investigated the incidence of bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD) in very-low-birth-weight (VLBW) infants in Korea using the Korean Neonatal Network (KNN) data. In total, 2,386 VLBW infants born from January 2013 to June 2014 were prospectively registered. BPD was defined as supplemental ...

Last Updated: 14 Nov 2015

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The terms "Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia" returned 60 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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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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Hypoxic Episodes in Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia.
 

Author(s): Richard J Martin, Juliann M Di Fiore, Michele C Walsh

Journal: Clin Perinatol. 2015 Dec;42(4):825-38.

 

Hypoxic episodes are troublesome components of bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD) in preterm infants. Immature respiratory control seems to be the major contributor, superimposed on abnormal respiratory function. Relatively short respiratory pauses may precipitate desaturation and bradycardia. ...

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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