[Clinical characteristics and outcomes of respiratory distress syndrome in term and late-preterm neonates].


OBJECTIVE Respiratory distress syndrome (RDS) is a frequently seen acute respiratory disorder in the newborn infants. Since the original description of deficiency of the pulmonary surfactant in premature neonates by Avery in 1959, RDS has most commonly been attributed to developmental immaturity of surfactant production. But in clinical practice it has been… (More)


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