Treatment Options for Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia

In the Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia (BPD) Center at Cincinnati Children’s, we take a team approach. That means a variety of providers who are specialists in their fields will see your child based on what his or her individual needs are. We provide multidisciplinary care and discuss each patient in depth and develop a personalized treatment plan together.

A team approach also means that we make it a priority to educate you on your child’s condition, so you have the knowledge you need to partner with us in your child’s care.

Treatment Options

Treatment of BPD is unique for each child. We evaluate the level of lung, airway and heart involvement, and then personalize a treatment plan that focuses on your child’s type of BPD. Your child’s treatment may include one or more of the following:
Babies with BPD often can’t take in enough oxygen on their own since their lungs are underdeveloped and injured.
To support your baby’s breathing when they may not be strong enough to breathe on their own.
To reduce inflammation, increase blood flow to the lungs, help keep your baby’s airways open, or to reduce fluid buildup in the lungs.

To help support your baby’s airway and provide stable breathing support.

To supplement your baby’s unique nutritional and growth needs, additional feedings may be needed through a feeding tube.

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Advanced Diagnostics

The following tests and procedures are often used for diagnosing and treating children with BPD.

To help us determine the factors that contribute to your baby’s type of BPD and help us determine the best treatment plan for your baby. We are the first center in the world to use this breakthrough imaging technology.

To show how much oxygen is in the blood and look for signs of infection.

To assess the health of the lungs.

To see a moving picture of the heart. We combine echo with MRI, which allows for the most comprehensive diagnostic of pulmonary hypertension in infants.

Using the most current equipment and newest approaches that have been advanced by our world-leading experts for tailoring the ventilator settings for individual patients.

To understand the structure and movement of the airway during normal breathing.

To measure how well the upper and lower airways are working.

To assess how uniform ventilation is.