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Main Title Determining Fetal Pulmonary Maturity by Testing Surfactant in Amniotic Fluid.
Author Mashiach, S. ; Zakot, Kh. ; Slankstein, Y. ; Shimron, M. ; Sar., D. M. ;
CORP Author Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, N.C. Translation Services Section.
Year Published 1974
Report Number EPA-TR-30-75;
Stock Number PB-237 903-T
Additional Subjects Respiratory diseases ; Surfactants ; Amniotic fluid ; Pediatrics ; Pregnancy ; USSR ; Translations ; Embryos ; Infants ; Lung ; Physiology ; Ethanols ;
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB-237 903-T Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. NTIS 06/23/1988
Collation 14p
The chances of a newborn infant developing respiratory distress syndrome (RDS) rests in part on the formation of surfactant in his lungs. Since this substance escapes to the fetal sac, its concentration in the fluid forms an efficacious tool for measuring pulmonary maturity prior to birth. A simple, rapid, and inexpensive test was first devised by Clement to determine the presence of surfactant material in the amniotic fluid. The test depends on the ability of the surfactant to generate stable foam in the presence of ethanol.