Despite advances in neonatal care, bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD), also called chronic lung disease (CLD), remains a major source of morbidity and mortality for extremely low birth weight infants. Over the past five years, we have seen a steady increase in the referrals for infants with chronic lung disease to the Harriet and Ronald Lassin Newborn/Infant Intensive Care Unit (N/IICU) at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP).
Through caring for these infants, we have gained extensive experience and developed expertise in the comprehensive management of infants with chronic lung disease.
The Newborn and Infant Chronic Lung Disease Program at CHOP is among the first programs devoted solely to the treatment of infants with chronic lung disease. Housed within CHOP's N/IICU, our program offers infants with CLD seamless care from evaluation through treatment and long-term follow-up. Our Newborn and Infant Chronic Lung Disease Program employs the newest and most innovative diagnostic and therapeutic modalities available.
Our coordinated, multidisciplinary approach to evaluation and management of this life-threatening disease allows clinicians to communicate and work together easily so we can provide the most comprehensive, customized care for each child. Our focus: providing lifesaving therapy for your child without compromising long-term quality of life.
Our experienced multidisciplinary team focuses on providing expert medical care for each patient as well as emotional support for your whole family.
Led by attending neonatologists, the entire team specializes in neonatal/infant care. Our team includes:
Our program collaborates with other specialists throughout the Hospital to ensure your child receives the comprehensive care he or she needs. Your child will benefit from around-the-clock access to every pediatric subspecialty.
Consulting services and specialty programs include:
For more information about chronic lung disease or to schedule an appointment with our CLD program, please call 215-590-3083 or contact us online.
Reviewed by: Haresh Kirpalani, BM, MRCP, FRCP, MSc, and Huayan Zhang, MD
Date: November 2012