Neonatal respiratory distress syndrome (NRDS) is a disorder primarily of prematurity manifest by respiratory distress.
System(s) affected: respiratory
Synonym(s): hyaline membrane dise...
Preterm neonates with worsening respiratory distress beginning at or shortly after birth and progressing over first few hours of life
Early interventions can modify classic course.
Support ventilation and ensure adequate oxygenation (3)[C].
If no respiratory failure: early initiation of continuous positive airwa...
Bell EF, Acarregui M. Restricted versus liberal water intake for preventing morbidity and mortality in preterm infants. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2014;(12):CD000503. [View ...
Early treatment with CPAP or pulmonary surfactant can modify clinical course.
Prognosis and outcome are highly dependent on gestational age.
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