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What are the tests for bronchopulmonary dysplasia?

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Dr. Donna Wilkins
Neonatology 46 years experience
BPD: There are no real "tests" for bpd. Infants with bpd are those that continue to have an oxygen requirement at 28 days of age. They also have an abnormal chest xray consistent with chronic lung disease.
Dr. Gerald Mandell
Nuclear Medicine 52 years experience
Several: BPD can be mild, moderate, or severe.To confirm diagnosis of BPD. Chest xray confirms diagnosis of BPD with consolidations, interstitial lung disease, overaeration.Blood tests confrim hypoxia. Echocardiography looking for pulmonary hypertension.

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What's bronchopulmonary dysplasia?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Lung scarring: Bronchopulmonary dysplasia is a condition of airway & lung scarring that occurs in premi's & micro premi's during their prolonged need for ventilation or oxygen in those critical weeks. Xrays are seen to gradually change to show the characteristic patterns that correlate with pathology seen under the microscope when a kid doesn't survive.

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