Lung gas volumes and expiratory time constant in immature newborn rabbits treated with natural or synthetic surfactant or detergents.


Immature newborn rabbits delivered at a gestational age of 27 days were tracheotomized and treated, via the tracheal cannula, with clinically recommended doses of natural or synthetic surfactant (Curosurf and Exosurf, respectively). Littermates received 0.1% tyloxapol, 5% Tween 20, or saline. The dose volume of Curosurf was 2.5 ml/kg, that of the other… (More)


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