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Why does bronchopulmonary dysplasia mainly happen to premature babies?

Why does bronchopulmonary dysplasia mainly happen to premature babies?

Prematurity: Bronchopulmonary dysplasia (bpd) is a clinical diagnosis (i.e. Based on observations at the bedside) that is associated with lab evidence of inflammation as well as structural changes of the lung. The incompletely developed lungs of premature infants often necessitate support that itself causes injury/inflammation (e.g. Mechanical ventilation, oxygen, etc.) to which premies are very sensitive. ...Read more

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Dr. Chevies Newman
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Premature (Definition)

Very premature is a condition in which a baby is delivered between 28 and 31 weeks' gestation. Depending on how premature, how sick, and how lucky or unlucky a baby is, he can get brain problems, cerebral palsy, blindness, deafness, developmental problems, learning disabilities, severe lung diseases, infection and loss of some intestines, etc... Babies who are only moderately premature usually ...Read more


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Bronchopulmonary dysplasia and infant respiratory distress syndrome are the same thing?

Bronchopulmonary dysplasia and infant respiratory distress syndrome are the same thing?

Degree of injury: Bpd is likely to occur in infants whose rds was prolonged and whose airway pressures for ventilation were high enough to produce the level of airway injury seen with bpd. The human system has a great capacity to repair itself over time & the bpd kid is the one whose lungs may show abnormalities for several years while the transient rds kid's lung is essentially normal by age 1. ...Read more

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Are bronchopulmonary dysplasia and infant respiratory distress syndrome one and the same?

Are bronchopulmonary dysplasia and infant respiratory distress syndrome one and the same?

No.: Infant rds happens minutes to hours after a premature birth, due to lack of surfactant ('lubricant') in baby lungs. Bpd is long-term (weeks to months) damage resulting from rds. ...Read more

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Can docs please explain are bronchopulmonary dysplasia and infant respiratory distress syndrome the same thing?

Can docs please explain are bronchopulmonary dysplasia and infant respiratory distress syndrome the same thing?

No: Respiratory distress syndrome refers to immaturity of the lungs and the resulting constellation of symptoms seen in premature infants. Bronchi pulmonary dysphasia or chronic lung disease is often the end result of severe RDS which required lots of respiratory support and refers to the prolonged need for oxygen or diuretic or bronchodilator therapy to treat these relatively maldeveloped lungs. ...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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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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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


Dr. Cindy Juster
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Premature Baby (Definition)

Any newborn infant with a gestational age of less 37 weeks- since most pregnancies other than in vitro fertilization cannot determine exact dates of conception, several methods such as early ultrasound, last menstrual period, and the Ballard gestational assessment can ...Read more