Protein containing synthetic surfactant versus animal derived surfactant extract for the prevention and treatment of respiratory distress syndrome.

@article{Pfister2007ProteinCS,
  title={Protein containing synthetic surfactant versus animal derived surfactant extract for the prevention and treatment of respiratory distress syndrome.},
  author={Robert H Pfister and Roger F. Soll and Thomas E. Wiswell},
  journal={The Cochrane database of systematic reviews},
  year={2007},
  volume={3},
  pages={CD006069}
}
BACKGROUND Respiratory distress syndrome (RDS) is a significant cause of morbidity and mortality in preterm infants. RDS is caused by a deficiency, dysfunction, or inactivation of pulmonary surfactant. Numerous surfactants of either animal extract or synthetic design have been shown to improve outcomes. New surfactant preparations that include peptides or whole proteins that mimic endogenous surfactant protein have recently been developed and tested. OBJECTIVES To assess the effect of… CONTINUE READING