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

Cognitive performance of premature infants: association between bronchopulmonary dysplasia and cognitive skills. Cross-sectional study.
 

Author(s): Rosane Reis de Mello, Ana Beatriz Rodrigues Reis, Kátia Silveira da Silva

Journal: Sao Paulo Med J. ;135(4):383-390.

 

Children born prematurely often have worse cognitive performance than those born at term regarding skills such as memory, attention and processing speed. Bronchopulmonary dysplasia may compromise cognitive development. The aims here were: a) To describe the cognitive performance of ...

Last Updated: 2 Aug 2017

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[Early postnatal application of glucocorticoids for preventing bronchopulmonary dysplasia in preterm infants: a Meta analysis].
 

Author(s): Feng-Juan Ji, Yong Yin, Juan Xu, Li-Xia Zhao, Ya-Juan Zhou, Lei Zhu

Journal: Zhongguo Dang Dai Er Ke Za Zhi. 2017 Jun;19(6):638-645.

 

To study the clinical effect and safety of early postnatal application of glucocorticoids in the prevention of bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD) in preterm infants.

Last Updated: 13 Jun 2017

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Docosahexaenoic Acid and Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia in Preterm Infants.
 

Author(s): Carmel T Collins, Maria Makrides, Andrew J McPhee, Thomas R Sullivan, Peter G Davis, Marta Thio, Karen Simmer, Victor S Rajadurai, Javeed Travadi, Mary J Berry, Helen G Liley, Gillian F Opie, Kenneth Tan, Kei Lui, Scott A Morris, Jacqueline Stack, Michael J Stark, Mei-Chien Chua, Pooja A Jayagobi, James Holberton, Srinivas Bolisetty, Ian R Callander, Deborah L Harris, Robert A Gibson

Journal: N. Engl. J. Med.. 2017 03;376(13):1245-1255.

 

Studies in animals and in humans have suggested that docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), an n-3 long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acid, might reduce the risk of bronchopulmonary dysplasia, but appropriately designed trials are lacking.

Last Updated: 29 Mar 2017

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The terms "Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia" returned 65 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

[Methods for establishing animal model of bronchopulmonary dysplasia and their evaluation].
 

Author(s): Zeng Xiong, Xia Zhou, Shao-Jie Yue

Journal: Zhongguo Dang Dai Er Ke Za Zhi. 2017 Jan;19(1):121-125.

 

With the development of treatment, the survival rate of premature infants has significantly increased, especially extremely premature infants and very low birth weight infants. This has led to an increase in incidence of bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD) year by year. BPD has been ...

Last Updated: 19 Jan 2017

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Looking ahead: where to next for animal models of bronchopulmonary dysplasia?
 

Author(s): Claudio Nardiello, Ivana Mižíková, Rory E Morty

Journal: Cell Tissue Res.. 2017 Mar;367(3):457-468.

 

Bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD) is the most common complication of preterm birth, with appreciable morbidity and mortality in a neonatal intensive care setting. Much interest has been shown in the identification of pathogenic pathways that are amenable to pharmacological manipulation ...

Last Updated: 5 Dec 2016

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

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia

 

Last Updated: 24 Oct 2017

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Study to Justify Steroid Use in Preterm Neonates to Prevent Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia

 

Last Updated: 19 Feb 2017

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Inhaled Budesonide for Non-ventilated Infants at High Risk of Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia: the i-BUD Pilot Study
 

Status: Not yet recruiting

Condition Summary: Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia

 

Last Updated: 24 Apr 2017

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