A chronic lung disorder usually seen in very premature infants. It results in Respiratory Distress Syndrome
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Bronchopulmonary dysplasia: A chronic lung disease of babies, which most commonly develops in the first 4 weeks after birth and most often affects babies born at least 4 weeks before term. The lungs do not work properly in bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD) and the baby has trouble breathing, needs extra oxygen, and may need help from a ventilator (b
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<embryology, paediatrics> A form of chronic lung disease of uncertain cause sometimes seen in children who have received mechanical respiratory support (with high oxygenation) in the neonatal period. Often associated with those infants who have been treated for hyaline membrane disease. ... Origin: Gr. Plassein = to form ... (27 Sep 1997) ...
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chronic lung disease of premature infants that results from disruption of immature lung structures and necessitates the use of supplemental oxygen for at least 28 days after birth. It can be caused by oxygen toxicity and barotrauma during mechanical ventilation, resulting in squamous metaplasia and peribronchiolar fibrosis. It ...
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Contents • Causes of bronchopulmonary dysplasia • Who is at risk? • Signs and symptoms • Diagnosis • Treatment • Prevention • Living with BPD Bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD) is a chronic lung disease of babies. BPD develops most...
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A chronic lung condition that is seen in premature infants, usually within the first 4 weeks of life. Babies that have had respiratory distress and received oxygen or ventilator support are likely to experience the disease, because their sensitive lungs are more likely to become damaged. While the condition generally affects babies that are born ..
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Type: Term Definitions: 1. chronic pulmonary insufficiency seen primarily in infants born prematurely; defined clinically as a persistent supplemental oxygen requirement at 1 month of age and typically seen in infants who required positive pressure ventilation.
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Bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD; formerly chronic lung disease of infancy) is a chronic lung disorder that is most common among children who were born prematurely. Bronchopulmonary dysplasia results in significant morbidity and mortality. Bronchopulmonary dysplasia is more common in infants with low birth weight and those who received prolonged me
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