Prospective evaluation of surfactant composition in bronchoalveolar lavage fluid of infants with congenital diaphragmatic hernia and of age-matched controls.

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OBJECTIVES Infants with congenital diaphragmatic hernia may have biochemically immature lungs. However, normal lecithin/sphingomyelin ratios and phosphatidylglycerol concentrations have been reported in the amniotic fluid of congenital diaphragmatic hernia patients. We hypothesized that if the lungs of congenital diaphragmatic hernia patients are surfactant… (More)

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@article{IJsselstijn1998ProspectiveEO, title={Prospective evaluation of surfactant composition in bronchoalveolar lavage fluid of infants with congenital diaphragmatic hernia and of age-matched controls.}, author={Hanneke IJsselstijn and Luc J. I. Zimmermann and Jan Erik H. Bunt and Johan C. de Jongste and Dick Tibboel}, journal={Critical care medicine}, year={1998}, volume={26 3}, pages={573-80} }