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Surfactant replacement therapy for meconium aspiration syndrome.
OBJECTIVE The pathophysiology of meconium aspiration syndrome (MAS) is related not only to mechanical obstruction of the airways and chemical injury to the respiratory epithelium but also toExpand
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Adrenal suppression and extubation rate after moderately early low-dose dexamethasone therapy in very preterm infants.
OBJECTIVE A short course of moderately early dexamethasone therapy with a starting dose of 0.5 mg/kg/day improves lung compliance and shortens the duration of ventilatory support in preterm infantsExpand
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Lysis of Red Blood Cells and Alveolar Epithelial Toxicity by Therapeutic Pulmonary Surfactants
ABSTRACTS: The risk of pulmonary hemorrhage is increased in extremely low birth weight infants treated with surfactant. The pathogenesis of this increased risk is far from clear. We tested whetherExpand
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Time of Onset of Necrotizing Enterocolitis in Newborn Infants with Known Prenatal Cocaine Exposure
Cocaine exposure can lead to diminished gut-blood supply and thereby contribute to the pathogenesis of necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC). Investigating the hypothesis that NEC occurs at a younger ageExpand
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Bronchoalveolar lavage in ventilated newborn infants: safety and tumor necrosis factor-alpha activity.
OBJECTIVE To investigate the safety of bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL) in sick ventilated preterm and term newborn infants. STUDY DESIGN We studied 32 preterm and term newborn infants on mechanicalExpand
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Long-Term Follow Up of NICU Graduates: Social Variables, not Clinical Problems, Determine Drop-Out Rates and Access to Health Care † 1215
King Drew Medical Center is a County hospital in South Central Los Angeles, serving primarily inner city residents. After discharge from our NICU all infants are offered services through the HighExpand
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Lack of Adrenal Suppression After Early Low Dose Dexamethasone Therapy in Very Preterm Infants † 319
Lack of Adrenal Suppression After Early Low Dose Dexamethasone Therapy in Very Preterm Infants † 319