The foam stability test on gastric aspirate in the prediction of respiratory distress syndrome.

@article{Speer1977TheFS,
  title={The foam stability test on gastric aspirate in the prediction of respiratory distress syndrome.},
  author={Michael E. Speer and Anthony J S Corbet and Phyllis K Flax and Arnold J Rudolph},
  journal={Acta paediatrica Scandinavica},
  year={1977},
  volume={66 4},
  pages={485-7}
}
To evaluate the usefulness of the foam stability test (FST) on gastric aspirate for predicting respiratory distress syndrome (RDS) in premature infants, samples were collected at delivery or within 30 min from 194 infants less than or equal to 36 weeks gestation. Of 123 samples adequate for complete testing, 44 were positive at 1 : 2 dilution, 43 were positive only at dilutions less than 1 : 2 and 36 were negative at all dilutions. RDS was found in 2%, 21% and 25% of each group respectively… CONTINUE READING