Pilot trial of late booster doses of surfactant for ventilated premature infants

@article{Merrill2011PilotTO,
  title={Pilot trial of late booster doses of surfactant for ventilated premature infants},
  author={Jeffrey D. Merrill and Philip L. Ballard and Sherry E Courtney and David J. Durand and Aaron Hamvas and Anna Maria Hibbs and Karen W Lu and Rita M. Ryan and Anne Marie Reynolds and Kaye Spence and Robin Heise Steinhorn and William E. Truog and Eric C. Eichenwald and Roberta A. Ballard},
  journal={Journal of Perinatology},
  year={2011},
  volume={31},
  pages={599-606}
}
Objective:Many premature infants at risk for bronchopulmonary dysplasia experience episodes of surfactant dysfunction with reduced surfactant protein B (SP-B). In this study, we investigated the safety and responses to booster doses of surfactant.Study Design:A total of 87 infants, 500 to 1250 g birth weight, who were ventilated at 7 to 10 days received 2… CONTINUE READING