What is respiratory distress syndrome rds?

RDS. We build our lungs in stages like building a house. One of the final stages is the production of a soapy material called surfactant that lines the inside of air sacs & prevents the sacs from deflating after air breathing starts.Infants that are not making enough surfactant to keep air sacs open so many will deflate leading to distress. Assistance is needed until a baby starts making more surfacta.

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What is beractant prescribed for? Does it treat RDS (respiratory distress syndrome)?

Beractant. It is a natural surfactant material extracted from bovine (cattle) lungs. Surfactant is a mix of proteins and lipids that naturally exists in our lungs to prevent complete collapse on exhaling. This material does not form till near end of pregnancy ( more than 34-35 weeks). Preterm babies who demonstrate evidence of significant RDS after birth are given beractant to help overcome the condition. Read more...

Could you explain what is respiratory distress syndrome?

RDS. Rds or respiratory distress syndrome is a term usually used to describe a condition in the newborn that is used when the newborn is having some degree of respiratory or breathing problems. There are a number of causes...Like a very quick delivery...Inhaled amniotic fluid...This usually abates with time and supportive care. I am not sure if you are referring to an adult, but this is for a newborn. Read more...
Pattern illness. The label for a newborn refers to the pattern of inadequate lung function after birth. There are several potential causes, but the classical picture is the premature infant whose lungs have not developed completely by the time they deliver. Like painting walls in your house, lungs air sacs need a coating that keeps the air sacs open between breaths. This comes in late for premi's. Read more...

What is respiratory distress syndrome in a baby?

Prematurity. Leads to immature lunga with inadequate surfactant, a detergent that helps keep alveoli open. High o2 concentrations can cause retrolentil fibroplasoia leading to blindness. Read more...

What is neonatal respiratory distress syndrome?

Premature lung. Prematures lack surfactant which is essential to keep alveoli expanded. This results in gradual collapse of more and more alveoli, (atelectasis) making it more difficult to oxygenate the blood. This becomes hyaline membrane disease or neonatal respiratory distress syndrome. Read more...

What is infant respiratory distress syndrome? How is it treated?

RDS. We build lungs in stages like a house. One of the final stages is the production of a soapy material called surfactant that lines the inside of air sacs & prevents the sacs from deflating after a breath.Infants that are not making enough surfactant to keep air sacs open so too many will deflate leading to distress.Respiratory assistance is needed until a baby starts making more surfactant. Read more...

What is infant respiratory distress syndrome? How is it treated?

RDS. We build lungs in stages like a house. One of the final stages is the production of a soapy material called surfactant that lines the inside of air sacs & prevents the sacs from deflating after a breath.Infants that are not making enough surfactant to keep air sacs open so too many will deflate leading to distress.Respiratory assistance is needed until a baby starts making more surfactant. Read more...