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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 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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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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Dr. Jeffrey Wint
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Dysplasia (Definition)

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