Incidence of idiopathic respiratory distress syndrome during the last ten years.

In the Port Royal Maternity Hospital, with about 2000 deliveries per year, the incidence of idiopathic respiratory distress syndrome (IRDS) has been studied during the last ten years. Because of the potential hazards of drugs, the attitude of restricting the use of steroids to a few particular cases was adopted. In period I (1968-1969), the incidence of… (More)