Pulmonary function outcomes in bronchopulmonary dysplasia through childhood and into adulthood: Implications for primary care

Don Hayes, J. Thomas Meadows, Brian S. Murphy, David J. Feola, Lori A. Shook, Hubert O. Ballard

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Abstract

Bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD) results from prematurity and surfactant deficiency with contributing factors from barotrauma, volutrauma, and oxygen toxicity from supportive mechanical ventilation care and infection. These factors result in chronic inflammation with recurring cycles of lung damage and repair that impair alveolarisation and vascularisation in developing infant lungs. With advancement in the understanding of its pathophysiology and resulting therapy, BPD has evolved into a different disorder which has been coined the 'new' BPD. As these patients age, primary care physicians need to understand the impact on pulmonary function. This discussion reviews the pulmonary function outcomes resulting from BPD through later childhood and young adulthood.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)128-133
Number of pages6
JournalPrimary Care Respiratory Journal
Volume20
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 2011

Keywords

  • Adolescence
  • Adulthood
  • Bronchopulmonary dysplasia
  • Childhood
  • Chronic lung disease of infancy
  • Pulmonary outcomes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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