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Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia (BPD) is a multifactorial disease that affects premature infants inversely with gestational age. BPD causes impaired lung function, but additionally is associated with poor growth, development and social functioning of the baby and family. These problems continue beyond the initial neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) stay; therefore, the Comprehensive Center for Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia at Nationwide Children’s Hospital provides both inpatient and outpatient services.
BPD places extreme demands on families. Education is a critical component for families so that they are well informed, have realistic expectations, and understand their care plan.
Our unique approach to BPD management attracts families from across the country. Patients receive specialized treatment and families return home with specific treatment plans for their children. Additionally, there is a commitment to ongoing consultation between Nationwide Children’s and the patient’s primary care physician.
Call the Physician Direct Connect Line toll free at (877) 355-0221, for physician consults and to coordinate a patient transport, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.