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Treatment Patterns and Clinical Outcomes in Neonates Diagnosed With Respiratory Distress Syndrome in a Low-income Country

A Report From Bangladesh

Hubbard, R.M.; Choudhury, K.M.; Lim, G.

doi: 10.1097/01.aoa.0000547316.94472.45
Mother, Fetus, Neonate

(Anesth Analg. 2018;126:1684–1686)

Advances in neonatal critical care, such as surfactant replacement therapy (SRT), have led to significant reductions in neonatal mortality in the United States. However, respiratory distress syndrome (RDS)-related mortality rates remain high, particularly in areas with low resource availability, for example low-income countries. The authors of the present study described practice patterns and treatment modalities in RDS neonates in resource-limited settings and identified potential predictors of mortality.

Department of Anesthesiology, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA

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