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Surfactant protein A in the course of respiratory distress syndrome

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Stevens, P. A. ; Schadow, B. ; Bartholain, S. ; Segerer, Hugo ; Obladen, Michael
Date of publication of this fulltext: 16 May 2011 12:56


Surfactant-associated protein (SP-A) was measured in tracheal aspirates of ventilated infants with (n = 51) and without (n = 21) respiratory distress syndrome (RDS). SP-A concentrations in samples collected after birth were significantly lower in RDS than in infants ventilated for other reasons than RDS (median 0.03 vs. 1.60 micrograms/ml). As a biochemical test to diagnose RDS early after birth, ...


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