Tag Archives: Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia

Temperature and Humidity Associated With Artificial Ventilation in the Premature Infant: An Integrative Review of the Literature

Approximately half of the 55,000 very low birth-weight infants (<1500 g) born in the United States each year develop bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD). Many etiologies have been associated with the development of BPD, including aberrant temperature/humidity levels of artificial ventilation. This … Continue reading

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Antibiotics, lung problems and death

In this study Dustin D. Flannery, from the University of Pennsylvania, led a team of researchers looking into the links between antibiotic use and increased risks of lung problems and death. 4,950 babies were involved in the study of whom … Continue reading

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Lung problems and long-term outcomes

Some babies have lung problems when they are born – bronchopulmonary dysplasia. In this study Gangaram Akangire, from the University of Missouri-Kansas, led a team of researchers looking into readmission risk factors in the first two years for babies with … Continue reading

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Risk factors for tracheostomy requirement in extremely low birth weight infants

Abstract Aim: To identify variables that affect the risk of tracheostomy in a population of extremely low birth weight (ELBW) infants. Methods: A retrospective matched case–control study was conducted. ELBW infants with a tracheostomy were compared with controls without tracheostomy. … Continue reading

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Stem cells for the prevention and treatment of bronchopulmonary dysplasia in preterm infants

Background Bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD) is a chronic lung disease that often complicates the course of babies who are born too early. Bronchopulmonary dysplasia can lead to serious health issues during childhood and later in life. There is currently no effective … Continue reading

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Neonatal respiratory morbidity following exposure to chorioamnionitis

There are conflicting results in the literature on the impact of chorioamnionitis on neonatal respiratory morbidities. This study aimed to determine whether chorioamnionitis affects the incidence of respiratory distress syndrome (RDS) and bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD) after accounting for the increased … Continue reading

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Pre-eclampsia and lung problems in new-born babies

Pregnant women sometimes suffer from high blood pressure (pre-eclampsia) which can affect the formation of blood vessels (angiogenesis). This study looked at whether pre-eclampsia increased the risk of lung problems (bronchopulmonary dysplasia) in new-born babies. 319 babies were included in … Continue reading

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