Prediction of respiratory distress syndrome by the fetal lung maturity analyzer microviscosimeter on newborn gastric aspirate.

To predict the development of respiratory distress syndrome (RDS), the authors determined the fluorescent polarization values on gastric aspirates obtained from 67 premature infants within 30 minutes of birth. In 29 cases these results were also compared with the fluorescent polarization values measured on the corresponding amniotic fluid samples… CONTINUE READING