(From the January 2015 Issue of MedStat)
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 and development. These problems continue beyond the initial NICU stay; therefore, the Comprehensive Center for Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia at Nationwide Children’s provides both inpatient and outpatient services. The center is composed of a multidisciplinary team that addresses the medical, nutritional, developmental and social needs of patients and their families. 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.
To make a referral: Call the Physician Direct Connect Line at (877) 355-0221.