A hypothesis relating breathing pattern to some forms of the "adult respiratory distress syndrome".

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Quantitative deficiency of surfactant in neonates results in hyaline membrane disease. Although surfactant is also required for normal gas exchange in adults, no disorders have been clearly attributable to a deficient amount of surfactant. Based on studies in our laboratories as well as on information and ideas in the literature, we suggest that a physical… (More)

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@article{Massaro1980AHR, title={A hypothesis relating breathing pattern to some forms of the "adult respiratory distress syndrome".}, author={Donald Massaro and Lyn A. Thet and Gloria Decarlo Massaro and Lee Frank}, journal={The American journal of medicine}, year={1980}, volume={69 1}, pages={113-5} }