Characterization of lung ultrasound imaging in preterm infants with bronchopulmonary dysplasia

Clin Hemorheol Microcirc. 2021 Apr 28. doi: 10.3233/CH-211132. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTBACKGROUND: Lung ultrasound (LUS) is a bedside technique that can be used on diagnosis and follow-up of neonatal respiratory diseases. However, there are rare reports on the ultrasound features of bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD) which is one of the most common chronic lung diseases in preterm infants.OBJECTIVE: To describe the ultrasound features of different BPD levels, and to investigate the value of ultrasound in evaluating moderate-to-severe BPD.METHODS: In this prospective cohort study, newborns of less than 37 weeks' gestational age in neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) were included. The LUS characteristics including pleural line, alveolar-interstitial syndrome (AIS), retrodiaphragmatic hyperechogenicity and diaphragmatic morphology were observed and recorded. The reliability of LUS in evaluating moderate and severe BPD were compared and calculated.RESULTS: A total of 108 infants were enrolled in our study: 39, 24, 29, 16 infants had non, mild, moderate and severe BPD. The median(IQR) pleura thickness in the moderate-to-severe BPD group was 1.7(1.6-1.85) mm, which was thicker than that in the none-to-mild BPD infants (P
Source: Clinical Hemorheology and Microcirculation - Category: Hematology Authors: Source Type: research

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