Artificial surfactant therapy for hyaline membrane disease

  • Published 2006
The demonstration that the lungs of infants who died with hyaline membrane disease (HMD) had abnormal surface properties' prompted a number of attempts to treat the condition by administration of material with surface tension-lowering properties. The substance mainly used for this purpose during the period 1964-7 was synthetic dipalmitoyllecithin (DPL… CONTINUE READING