Airway Therapeutics Helping Preemies’ Lungs Develop
Written by Robert Leitch.
When a baby is born prematurely, they often need mechanical ventilation and oxygenation — two medical tools that help keep preemies alive. However, these tools can also lead to inflammation and infection in the lung, which can result in bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD). BPD is a lung condition with long-term consequences for most survivors.