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Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia Resources

By Allison Martin

Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia BPD information for parents of babies born premature.

Bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD) is a chronic lung disease typically occurs in very low birth weight (VLBW) premature infants when the tissue of the lungs and larger air passageways are damaged as a result of oxygen toxicity and ventilation early in life. These articles provide an overview of bronchopulmanry dysplasia in preterm infants.

Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia (BPD). Dr. Tom Kovesi. The Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario
http://www.cheo.on.ca/en/bpd
Detailed explanation of BPD for parents of preterm infants, including treatment, complications and prognosis.

BLISS. The National Charity for the Newborn.
www.bliss.org.uk/
This English charity for infants provides a special focus on prematurity. Clear presentation of lung issues for preemies: ventilation, RDS & surfactant, and BPD (including long term effects).

Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia. For Parents of Preemies, University of Wisconsin Children's Hospital
www2.medsch.wisc.edu/childrenshosp/parents_of_preemies/bpd.html
Basic explanation of BPD for preemie parents.

Pulmonary Function in the Newborn. Neonatology on the Web.
www.neonatology.org/syllabus/pulmonary.html
Lung development, physiology and pulmonary function in the newborn infant.

Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia. Donna Johnson RD, PhD. Gaining and Growing. Assuring Nutritional Care of Preterm Infants. University of Washington
staff.washington.edu/growing/Assess/BPD.htm
Excellent description of feeding and growth issues associated with BPD in preemies.

Nutritional Management of Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia: Practical Applications. Jeanie Smith, RD. Vanderbilt University.
www.mc.vanderbilt.edu/peds/pidl/nutrit/bpdnutrit.htm
Article for nurses on feeding preterm infants with BPD in the NICU. 1998.

The BPD Page
www.geocities.com/HotSprings/Spa/8100/bpd.html
Links to various BPD resources.

 

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