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Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia (BPD) Program

Phoenix Children’s Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia Program provides the best, most complete care possible for some of our most vulnerable patients. We’re the first comprehensive care program for bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD) in Arizona.

Babies with BPD need a lot of care, and their families need a lot of support. So, we’ve pulled together all the specialists, services and technology your baby might need, all under one roof. 

All our team members — physician specialists, nurses, dietitians, social workers and other professionals — are experienced in caring for babies with BPD and other health issues. We’re committed to your baby’s health, well-being, comfort and future. 

And we’re here for you with information, guidance and support, so you can feel confident taking care of your baby at home.

Improving Care Outside Our Walls

The BPD Program provides education and information for physicians, pediatricians and other professionals to increase awareness and improve BPD care. We’re establishing this program as a statewide and regional resource for families affected by BPD and for professionals to work alongside seasoned experts in the field.

We’re committed to research and are part of the Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia Collaborative, a group of institutions dedicated to improving the lifelong outcomes of babies who develop severe BPD. Members of the BPD Collaborative share data, launch quality improvement initiatives and take part in research protocols that address the most pressing gaps in knowledge to improve BPD care.

Until BPD is no longer a threat to a baby’s health and life, we’re here to serve our community and state and provide complete care and support for babies with BPD and their families. 

Additional Resources from the BPD Collaborative:

Logan, JW, Lynch, SK, Curtiss J, Shepherd EG. Clinical phenotypes and management concepts for severe, established bronchopulmonary dysplasia. Paediatr Respir Rev, 2019. 31: p. 58-63.

Abman SH, Collaco JM, Shepherd EG, Keszler M, Cuevas-Guaman M, Welty SE, Truog WE, McGrath-Morrow SA, Moore PE, Rhein LM, Kirpalani H, Zhang H, Gratny LL, Lynch SK, Curtiss J, Stonestreet BS, McKinney RL, Dysart KC, Gien J, Baker CD, Donohue PK, Austin E, Fike C, Nelin LD. Interdisciplinary care of children with severe bronchopulmonary dysplasia. J Pediatr. 2017 Feb; 181:12-28.

Shepherd, EG, Knupp AM, Welty, SE, Susey, KM, Gardner, WP, Gest, AL. An interdisciplinary bronchopulmonary dysplasia program is associated with improved neurodevelopmental outcomes and fewer rehospitalizations. J Perinatol, 2012. 32(1): p. 33-38.

Guaman MC, Gien J, Baker CD, Zhang H, Austin ED, Collaco JM. Point Prevalence, Clinical Characteristics, and Treatment Variation for Infants with Severe Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia. Am J Perinatol. 2015; 32:960-967. PMID: 25738785

Curtiss J, Zhang H, Griffiths P, Shepherd EG, Lynch S. Nutritional Management of the Infant with Severe Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia. NeoReviews. 2015; 16: e674-e679.

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