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Porcine surfactant (Curosurf) for acute respiratory failure after near-drowning in 12 year old

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This case report describes rapid and persistent improvement after one single dose of porcine surfactant (Curosurf®) 0.5 ml/kg−1 (40 mg/kg) intratracheally for adult respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) with severe oxygenation failure 8 h after freshwater near-drowning in a 12-year-old girl.
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Keywords: ARDS; exogenous; near-drowning; pediatric; surfactant administration

Document Type: Research Article

Affiliations: 1: Anaesthesia and Intensive Care and 2: Paediatrics, Haukeland University Hospital, Bergen, Norway

Publication date: 2004-07-01

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