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In the Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia (BPD) Center at Cincinnati Children’s, we understand how stressful it is to have a baby born prematurely. Here your infant will receive compassionate, high-quality care from specialists with extensive experience caring for the most fragile newborns. Our expertise is in treating children who have conditions related to abnormalities of the lung, heart, and airway due to premature birth. We’re here to help both you and your child through the challenges of these conditions.
Many babies born prematurely, especially those more than two months early, develop bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD), a chronic lung disease commonly seen in newborns. BPD includes lung disease, airway obstruction and pulmonary hypertension, in addition to other related conditions. Our team is multidisciplinary, which means that we work together to treat all the components of BPD. We collaborate with a wide range of experts throughout Cincinnati Children’s to care for your baby’s individual needs.
Our team uses state-of-the-art methods for making a diagnosis that are unavailable at any other center. This includes our unique neonatal cardiorespiratory MRI exams, which provide us with quality images of an infant’s heart, airways and lungs that can help with customized treatment planning. The BPD Center combines a long history of leadership and ground-breaking research related to bronchopulmonary dysplasia. This foundation allows us to provide skilled care based on the latest developments in the field.
Because infants with BPD may continue to have related medical needs as they grow, we care for children from infancy through the teen years.