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Minimally-invasive surfactant therapy in preterm infants on continuous positive airway pressure
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    Re:Minimally-invasive (and painful?) surfactant therapy.
    • Rosilu F. Barbosa, medical doctor
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      • Juliana de O. Marcatto, Yerkes P. e Silva

    Sir, we read with interest the article by Dargaville et al., entitled "Minimally-invasive surfactant therapy in preterm infants on continuous positive airway pressure", in which the authors describe significant results using a semirigid vascular catheter inserted into the trachea by direct laringoscopy for surfactant administration, without analgesia and sedation(1). However, direct laringoscopy and tracheal manipulation...

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