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Cincinnati Children’s Joins Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia Collaborative

Our Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia (BPD) Center was recently named the 44th member of the BPD Collaborative. This renowned collaborative is made up of multidisciplinary teams across the nation who are dedicated to optimizing outcomes of infants and children with BPD.

BPD is a breathing disorder in premature infants where the lungs become irritated and do not develop normally. It occurs most often in low-weight babies born more than two months early.

“Joining the collaborative opens several opportunities for the BPD Center and Cincinnati Children’s,” says Paul Kingma, MD, PhD, co-director of the BPD Center. “This includes the sharing of knowledge, experience, ideas and research opportunities with other members at a one-on-one level, as well as collaborating on large research studies, quality improvement and data gathering at a multi-institutional level.”

Physician-scientists and researchers at the center will continue to engage in research to better understand BPD and find more effective therapies.

“Quality improvement is a major focus of the BPD Collaborative,” said Erik Hysinger, MD, MS, co-director of the BPD Center. “We are optimistic that our participation will provide new opportunities to develop and implement best practices to improve patient outcomes.”

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