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HERDIN Record #: PCHRDPC970066

Clinical spectrum of bronchopulmonary dysplasia: PHC experience.

 Chank LK,
 Atienza NF,
 Carretero A,
 Lao LY,
 Bautista MS,
T S. de Guia

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A retrospective study as undertaken to establish the occurence of BPD in a pediatric ICU at a tertiary care center and to identify the risk factors associated with its pathogenesis. Fourteen infants were identified as BPD based on the diagnostic criteria of: Mechanical ventilation for at least 7 days, oxygen dependency of more than 28 days and persistent chest radiograph abnormalities. The principal factors identified in the pathogenesis of BPD were: prematurity, respiratory distress syndrome and oxygen toxicity. Oxygen was shown to be toxic with an inspired oxygen concentraion of more than 40% over a prolonged period of time (27-28 days). Other factors which were positively identified with BPD were: low birthweight, are associated congenital cardiac lesion (left to right shunt) and a prolonged hospital stay. Mortality rate was not significantly different among those who developed BPD and those who did not develop BPD.

Publication Type
Journal
Publication Sub Type
Journal Article, Original
Title
Journal of the Philippine Medical Association
Frequency
Quarterly
Publication Date
October-December 1995
Volume
7
Issue
2
Page(s)
134-138
LocationLocation CodeAvailable FormatAvailability
Philippine Council for Health Research and Development Library Fulltext Print Format (Request Document)
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