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

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. James Ferguson
Dr. James Ferguson
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