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Value of the gastric aspirate shake test.
  1. M L Smith,
  2. D Curnock,
  3. F Forshaw

    Abstract

    The results and predictive value of the gastric aspirate shake test are reviewed in 432 preterm babies admitted to a neonatal unit during a 3-year period. It is concluded that the degree of prematurity is a better indicator of the chance of developing idiopathic respiratory distress syndrome than the test itself.

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