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What is the long-term consequences of having bronchopulmonary dysplasia?
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Dr. Andrew Nordine
Pediatrics
6 doctors agree
In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Andrew Nordine
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Dr. Gerald Mandell
Nuclear Medicine
4 doctors agree
In brief: 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, have breathing problems.
High oxygen and ventilatory pressures to keep lungs open.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

In brief: 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, have breathing problems.
High oxygen and ventilatory pressures to keep lungs open.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
Dr. Gerald Mandell
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Dr. Johanna Fricke
All neonates small enough & sick enough to develop BPD qualify for developmental monitoring & therapies as needed from your state's Early Intervention Program. Usually it's part of the discharge plan. Think of it as Early Prevention & follow through.
In brief: Variable
Bronchopulmonary dysplasia ("bpd") can be a severe problem from being on a ventilator as a newborn.
However, children grow a lot of new lung for the first several years of life. If lung development goes well, there may be almost total healing of the damage from bpd. Asthma is the most common long-term problem from bpd, as often as 50% or so, especially in families with other children with asthma.

In brief: Variable
Bronchopulmonary dysplasia ("bpd") can be a severe problem from being on a ventilator as a newborn.
However, children grow a lot of new lung for the first several years of life. If lung development goes well, there may be almost total healing of the damage from bpd. Asthma is the most common long-term problem from bpd, as often as 50% or so, especially in families with other children with asthma.
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