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Transient respiratory difficulty following cesarian delivery.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  6688029     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
57 newborn infants delivered by planned, repeat cesarian section were studied to determine the role of surfactant in transient neonatal respiratory distress. 22.8% of the newborn infants studied had transient tachypnea of the newborn. The mean amniotic fluid lecithin-sphingomyelin ratio (L/S) was 2.8 in normal infants and 2.6 in infants with transient tachypnea. The mean gastric aspirate L/S at the time of delivery was 3.0 in the normal infants and 2.7 in infants with transient tachypnea. There were no statistically significant differences in either amniotic fluid L/S or gastric aspirate L/S. Based on these results we speculate that, despite altered lung mechanics in neonates with transient tachypnea, lung maturity as determined by L/S ratio does not differ from that of normal neonates.
D M Patel; E F Donovan; W J Keenan
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Biology of the neonate     Volume:  43     ISSN:  0006-3126     ISO Abbreviation:  Biol. Neonate     Publication Date:  1983  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1983-08-11     Completed Date:  1983-08-11     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0247551     Medline TA:  Biol Neonate     Country:  SWITZERLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  146-51     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Amniotic Fluid / analysis
Cesarean Section / adverse effects*
Gastric Juice / analysis
Infant, Newborn
Infant, Newborn, Diseases / diagnosis,  etiology*
Phosphatidylcholines / analysis
Pulmonary Surfactants / analysis
Respiratory Insufficiency / diagnosis,  etiology*
Sphingomyelins / analysis
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Phosphatidylcholines; 0/Pulmonary Surfactants; 0/Sphingomyelins

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