Iatrogenic respiratory distress syndrome. An analysis of obstetric events preceding delivery of infants who develop respiratory distress syndrome

Academic Article


  • The obstetric events leading to the birth of infants who developed respiratory distress syndrome (RDS) were evaluated. In a retrospective study of 100 consecutive cases it was determined that untimely or unwarranted physician intervention in the pregnancy was responsible for 15% of cases and possibly responsible for another 18%. Recommendations for prevention of ''iatrogenic'' RDS are made.
  • Authors

    Digital Object Identifier (doi)

    Pubmed Id

  • 28508176
  • Author List

  • Goldenberg RL; Nelson K
  • Start Page

  • 617
  • End Page

  • 620
  • Volume

  • 123
  • Issue

  • 6