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Effect of exogenous surfactant on total respiratory system compliance.
  1. A D Milner,
  2. H Vyas,
  3. I E Hopkin


    We measured total respiratory system compliance (Crs) before and after instilling 25 mg artificial surfactant in 1 ml saline down the endotracheal tube of preterm babies requiring resuscitation at birth, and compared results with data from 6 similar babies receiving saline only. Surfactant did not produce a significant improvement in Crs.

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