Postnatal diuresis and respiratory distress syndrome in infants receiving mechanical ventilation.


Measurements of body water homeostasis and pulmonary function were obtained in 24 infants with respiratory distress syndrome requiring mechanical ventilation during the first five days of life to determine the relationship of diuresis to improvement in pulmonary function. Initial diuresis (output intake ratio greater than 0.8) occurred at 24 hours, maximum… (More)


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