volume 230, issue 2, P149-157 1980
DOI: 10.1007/bf02108270
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Abstract: In 30 patients with rupture of the membranes at 29 to 37 weeks gestation amniotic fluid was collected immediately and within 72 h. The concentration of lung surfactant was estimated by surface tension measurements in the Wilhelmy-balance. In 19 cases the results of the first surface tension measurement predicted lung immaturity, in 17 of these surfactant concentration increased, the last surface tension measurement being consistent with complete pulmonary maturation. None of these infants developed RDS. Howeve…

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