Respiratory Distress Syndrome (RDS) in Neonates

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What is the primary cause of respiratory distress syndrome (RDS)?

Pulmonary surfactant deficiency

At what gestational age is respiratory distress syndrome (RDS) typically seen?

Less than 37 weeks

What is a complication of respiratory distress syndrome (RDS)?

Tension pneumothorax

How is respiratory distress syndrome (RDS) diagnosed?

Clinically and with chest x-ray

What is a consequence of surfactant deficiency in respiratory distress syndrome (RDS)?

Alveoli close or fail to open

Test your knowledge of Respiratory Distress Syndrome (RDS), a condition that affects neonates born prematurely, causing pulmonary surfactant deficiency, alveoli closure, and respiratory insufficiency. Learn about the risks and complications associated with RDS, including intraventricular hemorrhage and bronchopulmonary dysplasia.

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