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What is the treatment for newborn respiratory distress?

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Dr. Jeb Teichman
Pediatrics
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In brief: Various

Treatment of rds is directed at the most common causes of rds and may vary depending on many factors which include gestational age and risk factors for infection.
Treatment is directed at supporting the babies lungs ability to maintain adaquate oxygen levels and treating infection therefore antibiotic are often administered along with oxygen and possibly surfactant and CPAP or mechanical ventilat.

In brief: Various

Treatment of rds is directed at the most common causes of rds and may vary depending on many factors which include gestational age and risk factors for infection.
Treatment is directed at supporting the babies lungs ability to maintain adaquate oxygen levels and treating infection therefore antibiotic are often administered along with oxygen and possibly surfactant and CPAP or mechanical ventilat.
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