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Less invasive surfactant administration (LISA):

  • Category
    Miscellaneous
  • Published
    30th May, 2020

A recent medical technique, known as less invasive surfactant administration (LISA), has been developed for treatment of lung disease or respiratory distress syndrome among premature babies.

  • A recent medical technique, known as less invasive surfactant administration (LISA), has been developed for treatment of lung disease or respiratory distress syndrome among premature babies.
  • LISA has been developed as a lung protective strategy for respiratory management and ventilation in view of the mechanical ventilation causing damage to the preterm lungs of newborns.
  • The procedure, started initially for newborn children with the birth weight of less than 1,500 grams, has yielded encouraging results.
  • Infants considered suitable for LISA are those being managed with primary continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) or high flow with the evidence of increasing respiratory distress and with a rising oxygen requirement.
  • The regular application of LISA would turn out to be very useful and help save the lives of premature babies.
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