Respiratory adaptation and surfactant composition of unanesthetized male and female lambs differ for up to 8 h after preterm birth

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Background:Male preterm infants are more likely to experience respiratory distress syndrome than females. Our objectives were to determine if sex-related differences in physiological adaptation after preterm birth increase with time after birth and if the use of continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) reduces these differences.Methods:Unanesthetized… (More)
DOI: 10.1038/pr.2015.175

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