Inhaled nitric oxide is approved by FDA for the management of hypoxemic respiratory failure in term and near-term infants. However, approximately a third of patients treated with inhaled nitric oxide fail to have a sustained improvement in oxygenation. Recruitment of the lung with surfactant enables optimal delivery of nitric oxide to the alveolar space leading to effective pulmonary vasodilation.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
- Obstetrics and Gynecology