Family History of Asthma Influences Outpatient Respiratory Outcomes in Children with Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia

Julianne McGlynn, MD is a third year general pediatrics resident at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and is thrilled to be staying at CHOP next year for pulmonary fellowship. She received her undergraduate degree from the University of Notre Dame and attended Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University for medical school before coming to CHOP. Julianne developed an interest in pulmonary medicine during residency, enjoying the opportunity to merge outpatient continuity with helping to care children in intensive care units. This led her to a clinical interest in long term outcomes in children with bronchopulmonary dysplasia. In partnership with her outstanding mentor, Dr. Sharon McGrath-Morrow, Julianne investigated identifying risk factors that will help outpatient pulmonologists determine which children with bronchopulmonary dysplasia are more vulnerable and require closer monitoring after initial hospital discharge.

Learning Objectives:

  1. List proposed mechanisms for airflow obstruction in preterm infants with bronchopulmonary dysplasia and if family history of asthma is a risk factor
  2. Discuss if family history of asthma is associated with any demographic or clinical characteristics in children with bronchopulmonary dysplasia
  3. Identify if family history of asthma is a risk factor for higher acute care usage or chronic symptoms in children with bronchopulmonary dysplasia within the first 3 years of life following initial discharge home

Speaker:

  • Julianne McGlynn, MD

This seminar was delivered as a Pediatric Grand Rounds Lecture at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, on May 25, 2022.

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