This book provides a comprehensive framework for treatment and management of bronchopulmonary dysplasia. In recent years great strides have been made toward understanding the pathogenesis and clinical aspects of BPD, which is the most common chronic lung disease affecting infants. This one-stop resource is written by leading scientists and clinicians in the field, and chapters discuss the most recent developments in the basic scientific, translational, and clinical characteristics of the disease. Topics such as hyperoxia, pre- and post-natal inflammation, and genetics and biomarkers of BPD are included, as well as non-invasive ventilation techniques, nutrition, and radiology applications from pre-term birth to adulthood. The book closes with an in-depth look at emerging therapeutic options for prevention of BPD. Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia is an essential volume for all neonatologists, pediatric pulmonologists, and scientists interested in developmental disorders of the lung.
Vineet Bhandari, MBBS, MD, DM
Chief, Section of Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine
Professor of Pediatrics, Obstetrics and Gynecology
Drexel University College of Medicine
St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children / Hahnemann University Hospital / Temple University Hospital
Department of Neonatology (Pediatrics)
Philadelphia, PA, USA