Ventilatory Strategies in Infants with Established Severe Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia: A Multicenter Point Prevalence Study

J Pediatr. 2022 Mar;242:248-252.e1. doi: 10.1016/j.jpeds.2021.10.036. Epub 2021 Oct 26.


We performed a point prevalence study on infants with severe bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD), collecting data on type and settings of ventilatory support; 187 infants, 51% of whom were on invasive positive-pressure ventilation (IPPV), from 15 centers were included. We found a significant center-specific variation in ventilator modes.

Keywords: BPD; chronic lung disease; chronic mechanical ventilation; neonatology.

Publication types

  • Case Reports
  • Multicenter Study

MeSH terms

  • Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia* / epidemiology
  • Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia* / therapy
  • Humans
  • Infant
  • Infant, Newborn
  • Prevalence
  • Ventilators, Mechanical