Introduction to Respiratory Distress Syndrome Respiratory distress syndrome is common breathing disorder and is a leading cause of death among the premature newborn (Kitano et al., 2018). It is a major health issue in newborns and a common reason for most of the infants admitted for neonatal intensive care. Around ten percent of the premature babies and twenty-seven percent of the late preterm infants develop respiratory distress syndrome…
a. Pathophysiology of Respiratory Distress Syndrome The respiratory distress syndrome is also called hyaline membrane disease which majorly affects the preterm babies. The clinical features of the condition include retractions, nasal flaring, tachypnea, and granting respirations (Monica et al, 2017). RDS is stated to affect approximately 40,000 infants every year in US. The condition affects mostly infants who are less than 35 weeks of maturit…
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