Rapid test for lung maturity, based on spectroscopy of gastric aspirate, predicted respiratory distress syndrome with high sensitivity
Acta paediatrica (Oslo, Norway : 1992) | 26 Nov 2016
H Verder, C Heiring, H Clark, D Sweet, TE Jessen, F Ebbesen, LJ Björklund, B Andreasson, L Bender, A Bertelsen, M Dahl, C Eschen, J Fenger-Grøn, SF Hoffmann, A Höskuldsson, M Bruusgaard-Mouritsen, F Lundberg, AD Postle, P Schousboe, P Schmidt, H Stanchev and L Sørensen
Respiratory distress syndrome (RDS) is a major cause of mortality and morbidity in premature infants. By the time symptoms appear it may already be too late to prevent a severe course, with bronchopulmonary dysplasia or mortality. We aimed to develop a rapid test of lung maturity for targeting surfactant supplementation.
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