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What's bronchopulmonary dysplasia?

What's bronchopulmonary dysplasia?

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. ...Read more

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Dr. Edward Evans
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Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia (Definition)

Bronchopulmonary dysplasia is a condition affecting premature newborn babies that were put on a breathing machine. This results in scarring and inflammation in the premature lungs, which then leads to difficulty breathing and an ...Read more


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What is the long-term consequences of having bronchopulmonary dysplasia?

What is the long-term consequences of having bronchopulmonary dysplasia?

Several: Long-term consequences of bpd and its associated treatments may include growth restriction, low oxygen levels, high carbon dioxide levels, high blood pressures in the lungs and body, abnormal neurodevelopment, impairment of vision and hearing, and left ventricular hypertrophy (a cardiac condition). It is therefore critical that infants with bpd have close coordinated follow-up. ...Read more

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Is there a good diet to help my child recover from bronchopulmonary dysplasia?

Is there a good diet to help my child recover from bronchopulmonary dysplasia?

Diet for BPD: While diet alone has not been shown to improve bpd symptoms, a healthy diet is important for growth and lung development, including on that includes leafy green vegetables high in anti-oxidants that can help reduce some of the oxidative damage involved in bpd. Low vitamin a and e levels have also been implicated in bpd, most pediatricians recommend a multivitamin such as poly- vi-sol. ...Read more

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Describe the features of bronchopulmonary dysplasia (b.P.D.).?

Describe the features of bronchopulmonary dysplasia (b.P.D.).?

Oxygen dependency: Bpd is a disease of the lungs of premature babies. Specific definitions vary, however is is generally defined as oxygen need at about one month of age. It typically results from long term mechanical ventilation in premies. The lungs continue to grow for he first few years of life and many outgrow the condition. ...Read more

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What are the effects of bronchopulmonary dysplasia?

What are the effects of bronchopulmonary dysplasia?

Low oxygen levels: Premature babies who suffer rds may later develop bpd. I assume this is what you reference. This scarring of the lungs causes decrease in oxygen in the blood due to poor oxygen transport in the lungs. These children often have to have nasal oxygen supplements and are at high risk for asthma symptoms and pneumonia. ...Read more

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What are the tests for bronchopulmonary dysplasia?

What are the tests for bronchopulmonary dysplasia?

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. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of bronchopulmonary dysplasia?

Breathing difficulty: Most infants who develop BPD are born more than 10 weeks before their due dates, weigh less than 2 pounds (about 1,000 grams) at birth, and have breathing problems. Infections that occur before or shortly after birth also can contribute to BPD.Infants that recover may have problems with asthma. More severe cases may require ventilatory support. ...Read more

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What can I do to treat bronchopulmonary dysplasia?

See your doctor: There is no single treatment for bronchopulmonary displasia (bpd). If you or your child has been diagnosed with this i would recommend and evaluation by a pulmonolgist (lung specialist) to discuss possible treatments and course of bpd. ...Read more

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How to pronounce "bronchopulmonary dysplasia"?

See below: Chronic lung condition that is caused by tissue damage to the lungs, imarked by inflammation, exudate, scarring, fibrosis, and emphysema, and usually occurs in immature infants who have received mechanical ventilation and supplemental oxygen as treatment for respiratory distress syndrome. Bronchopulmonary (BRONG-ko-PUL-mo-NAR-e) dysplasia (dis-PLA-ze-ah). I hope this helps. ...Read more

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How to pronounce bronchopulmonary dysplasia?

Break up syllables: BPD or bronko pull mon ary dys plazia. BPD is chronic lung disease in usually premature infants. ...Read more

Dr. Arti Jain
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Dysplasia (Definition)

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