Posts Tagged ‘bronchopulmonary dysplasia’

Inhaled corticosteroids for neonatal BPD: The jury is still out

Posted by • October 14th, 2015

As neonatologists have been able save more babies that have born prematurely, the problem of bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD) has loomed larger. BPD occurs in preterm infants (born at less than 28 weeks of gestation) or in infants with extremely low birth weight (less than 1000 grams at birth). It stems from a variety of factors,… Read More…

Oxygenation for Preterm Infants

Posted by • May 28th, 2010

In a large randomized trial with a 2-by-2 factorial design, Carlo et al. compared a lower target range of oxygen saturation (85 to 89%) with a higher target range (91 to 95%) in extremely preterm infants. The lower target range did not significantly decrease the combined outcome of severe retinopathy or death, but it resulted… Read More…

Treating Extremely Preterm Babies

Posted by • May 19th, 2010

Extremely preterm babies –those born between 24 and 27 weeks- are at high risk of morbidity and mortality. Since these infants are usually intubated promptly after birth, they are exposed to the risks of prolonged mechanical ventilation, including the development of bronchopulmonary dysplasia. Administration of supplemental oxygen, resulting in higher hemoglobin oxygen saturation, can contribute… Read More…