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Respiratory distress syndrome (RDS) in preterm babies

Interview with Associate Professor Luke Jardine   Luke Jardine works as Staff Specialist Neonatology at Mater Hospital, Brisbane, Australia, Division of Neonatology. He is the author of numerous research publications in the field of neonatology with a focus on preterm birth and neonatal intensive care. Professor Jardine, respiratory distress syndrome (RDS) is a quite serious complication mainly in preterm babies, can you give us a little more background on the disease and explain which babies are primarily at risk? RDS…
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The benefits of the less invasive surfactant application (LISA) in preterm infants

Infants born without enough surfactant may develop a condition called respiratory distress syndrome (RDS). RDS occurs in preterm infants due to the immaturity of their lungs and inability to make sufficient surfactant. On the occasion of our topic of the month “Patient safety and hygiene practice”, we spoke with the neonatologist Dr Angela Kribs, Germany, who together with further experts investigated a less invasive surfactant application protocol (LISA) in extremely preterm infants. The Nonintubated Surfactant Application trial was a multicenter,…
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