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Bronchopulmonary dysplasia

  • Alternative Names

    BPD; Chronic lung disease - children; CLD - children


    Prevention

    To help prevent BPD:

    Prevent premature delivery whenever possible.

    Take the baby off the breathing assistance early, if possible, and use a substance that helps open the baby's lungs (surfactant).


    References

    Bancalari, EH. Dysplasia and Neontal Chronic Lung Disease. In: Fanaroff AA, Martin RJ, eds. Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine: Diseases of the Fetus and Infant. 8th ed. Philadelphia, Pa: Mosby Elsevier; 2006: part 7.

    Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center. Evidence based clinical practice guideline for medical management of bronchiolitis in infants less than 1 year of age presenting with a first time episode. Cincinnati (Ohio) Children's Hospital Medical Center; 2006, May: 13.

    Meissner HC, Long SS. American Academy of Pediatrics Committee on Infectious Diseases and Committee on Fetus and Newborn. Revised indications for the use of palivizumab and respiratory syncytial virus immune globulin intravenous for the prevention of respiratory syncytial virus infections. Pediatrics. 2003;112:1447-52.