Joan L Merzbach

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OBJECTIVE:Analysis of health, neurodevelopmental, and school performance outcomes in a pilot study of term and near-term infants with respiratory failure due to pneumonia or meconium aspiration treated with surfactant.STUDY DESIGN:Retrospective review of medical records, neurodevelopmental and psychosocial evaluations, and parent and teacher(More)
OBJECTIVE To measure the primary and secondary school-age neurologic, cognitive, and educational outcomes in a cohort of extremely premature infants born after the introduction of exogenous surfactant therapy in a circumscribed region. METHODS Two hundred thirteen infants born at <29 weeks' gestation were cared for at a regional referral center during(More)
BACKGROUND Exogenous surfactant replacement has improved survival and reduced pulmonary complications of prematurity. Improved early outcomes for infants of <30 weeks' gestation treated with a strategy of prophylactic versus rescue surfactant, if needed, were demonstrated in a multicenter, randomized trial conducted between 1985 and 1988. We reevaluated a(More)
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