Bronchoalveolar Lavage Surfactant Protein A, B, and D Concentrations in Preterm Infants Ventilated for Respiratory Distress Syndrome Receiving Natural and Synthetic Surfactants

Surfactant proteins (SPs) play an important role in surfactant metabolism and function. Understanding their relative contribution to clinical outcome remains incomplete. Exogenous surfactants differ in their SP content and physiologic effects. The aims of this study were to measure bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL) SP concentrations from preterm infants… CONTINUE READING