The management of evolving bronchopulmonary dysplasia

Schulzke, Sven M. and Pillow, J. Jane. (2010) The management of evolving bronchopulmonary dysplasia. Paediatric respiratory reviews, Vol. 11, H. 3. pp. 143-148.

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Bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD) is associated with increased mortality and significant long-term cardiorespiratory and neurodevelopmental sequelae. Treatment of evolving BPD in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) is challenging due to the complex interplay of contributing risk factors which include preterm birth per se, supplemental oxygen, positive pressure ventilation, patent ductus arterious, and pre- and postnatal infection. Management of evolving BPD requires a multimodal approach including adequate nutrition, careful fluid management, effective and safe pharmacotherapy, and respiratory support aiming at minimal lung injury. Among pharmacological interventions, caffeine has the best risk-benefit profile. Systemic postnatal corticosteroids should be reserved to ventilated infants at highest risk of BPD who cannot be weaned from the ventilator. Several ongoing randomised trials are evaluating optimal oxygen saturation targets in preterm infants. The most beneficial respiratory support strategy to minimise lung injury remains unclear and requires further investigation.
Faculties and Departments:03 Faculty of Medicine > Bereich Kinder- und Jugendheilkunde (Klinik) > Kinder- und Jugendheilkunde (UKBB) > Neonatologie (Schulzke)
03 Faculty of Medicine > Departement Klinische Forschung > Bereich Kinder- und Jugendheilkunde (Klinik) > Kinder- und Jugendheilkunde (UKBB) > Neonatologie (Schulzke)
UniBasel Contributors:Schulzke, Sven
Item Type:Article, refereed
Article Subtype:Research Article
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