Article Text

Download PDFPDF
Resuscitation of preterm babies at birth reduces the risk of death from hyaline membrane disease
  1. Evelyn Robson,
  2. Edmund Hey


    Increased attention to pulmonary aeration and oxygenation by early recourse to active resuscitation at birth was associated with a 20% reduction in mortality from hyaline membrane disease in preterm babies of 1-2 kg in 1971-76 compared with 1960-67. There were no other identifiable changes in management during this period.

    Statistics from

    Request Permissions

    If you wish to reuse any or all of this article please use the link below which will take you to the Copyright Clearance Center’s RightsLink service. You will be able to get a quick price and instant permission to reuse the content in many different ways.