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Clin Perinatol. 1998 Mar;25(1):17-32.

Surfactant. Evolving issues.

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Department of Pediatrics, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, USA.

Abstract

Understanding surfactant composition, function, and therapeutic usefulness has increased exponentially over the last 40 years. This article reviews the history and current understanding of surfactants, composition and comparisons of surfactants, method and timing of surfactant administration, dosage and retreatments, and the use of surfactants in conditions other than respiratory distress syndrome.

PMID:
9523072
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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