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Does timing of initial surfactant treatment make a difference in rates of chronic lung disease or mortality in premature infants? An observational regional study

Premnath, Daphne; Kent, Alison; Bajuk, Barbara; Mohamed, Abdel-Latif


Objective: To compare two treatment strategies in preterm infants with or at risk of respiratory distress syndrome: early surfactant administration (within one hour of birth) versus late surfactant administration, in a geographically defined population.Outcome: The primary outcome was chronic lung disease (CLD) and mortality before/at 36 weeks. Secondary outcomes included: duration of mechanical ventilation and continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP), post-natal steroids for CLD and major...[Show more]

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Date published: 2014
Type: Journal article
Source: Journal of Maternal - Fetal & Neonatal Medicine, The
DOI: 10.3109/14767058.2014.987747


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