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How often do you get bronchopulmonary dysplasia in children who were not born prematurely?

How often do you get bronchopulmonary dysplasia in children who were not born prematurely?

Rarely: Bpd can happen in even term infants exposed to high oxygen concentration, and prolonged high ventilator support, which are rarely needed for a term infant, the risk factors are meconium aspiration, pneumonia, congenital abnormalities of lungs like diaphragmatic hernia, pulmonary hypertension, polycythemia etc. ...Read more

Dr. Edward Evans
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Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia (Definition)

Bronchopulmonary dysplasia is a form of chronic lung disease that affects newborns (mostly premature) and infants. It results from damage to the lungs caused by mechanical ventilation and long-term use of oxygen for more than 28 days. Most infants recover from BPD, but some may ...Read more


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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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How to pronounce bronchopulmonary dysplasia?

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

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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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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 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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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 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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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 is the definition or description of: Bronchopulmonary dysplasia?

What is the definition or description of: Bronchopulmonary dysplasia?

Chronic lung disease: Bronchopulmonary dysplasia is a form of chronic lung disease that affects newborns (mostly premature) and infants. It results from damage to the lungs caused by mechanical ventilation and long-term use of oxygen for more than 28 days. Most infants recover from BPD, but some may have long-term breathing difficulty. ...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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Is bronchopulmonary dysplasia genetic?

Is bronchopulmonary dysplasia genetic?

Not usualy: Not usually. Etiology of bpd or chronic lung disease is usually immature lung or infection with subsequent changes due to therapy with oxygen and ventilatory pressures. ...Read more

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How is bronchopulmonary dysplasia diagnosed in newborns?

How is bronchopulmonary dysplasia diagnosed in newborns?

Not a newborn DX: Bronchopulmonary dysplasia is not present at birth. It 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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How is bronchopulmonary dysplasia (bpd) treated in neonates?

Options: Close attention to nutrition, caloric intake, weight gain, possible vitamin supplementation is also advised. Supplemental oxygen, diuretics and avoiding infections such as RSV. It is advisable to check with you pediatrician regarding the use of a monoclonal antibody against RSV, a type of viral infection which can result in hospitalization. ...Read more

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What are the best ways to prevent bronchopulmonary dysplasia?

What are the best ways to prevent bronchopulmonary dysplasia?

Mature infant: Infant born with mild prematurity or full term and without contracted intrauterine infection are much less likely to develop bronchopulmonary dysplasia. ...Read more

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Why does bronchopulmonary dysplasia mainly happen to premature babies?

Immature lungs: The lungs of premature babies have not had time to develop, so they do not function as well as a full-term baby’s lungs. Many times, babies with bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD) are born with respiratory distress syndrome (RDS). Their lungs are usually not able to make enough surfactant (a liquid that coats the lungs) to help keep them open so oxygen can flow through and help them breathe. ...Read more

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Is there a good natural therapy for bronchopulmonary dysplasia?

Is there a good natural therapy for bronchopulmonary dysplasia?

BPD: Bronchi pulmonary dysplasia is more common in premature babies who have on respirator for a long time. There is no natural therapy for them. Avoiding triggers like cigarette smoking, avoiding infections might help to heal the lungs faster. ...Read more

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Is the damage to the lungs in bronchopulmonary dysplasia permanent?

Is the damage to the lungs in bronchopulmonary dysplasia permanent?

Sometimes: BPD subjects are twice as likely to wheeze and three times more likely to use asthma medication than controls. BPD survivors can have significant respiratory and quality of life impairment persisting into adulthood. ...Read more

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If the doctors say that my daughter has bronchopulmonary dysplasia, how long will she need to have supplemental o2?

If the doctors say that my daughter has bronchopulmonary dysplasia, how long will she need to have supplemental o2?

Varies: It is difficult to reliably predict how long your child will require oxygen therapy if diagnosed with bpd. This depends upon the severity of the bpd and your child's ability to recover over time. Growth is one factor that will afford your baby the potential to recover with time. Some children require oxygen for short periods of time (weeks and months) and others long periods of time (years). ...Read more

Dr. Janice Alexander
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Dysplasia (Definition)

Abnormal cells which may be pre-malignant, but can also result ...Read more