surfactant use in older babies - page 2

Hi, just wondering if anyone has evidence of surfactant being effective when used in older babies and children ie 12 month old? thanks in advance... Read More

  1. by   qcumba
    Yes, unfortunately nothing really worked, but maybe its better,he fought(sp)for 4 days,we celebrated when his sats went into the 70's - didnt happen often,so his brain function if he had recovered would most likely not have been great.
    Doesnt make it less sad or frustrating tho.
  2. by   cannew304
    I had a kiddo yesterday with recently diagnosed NHL, in septic shock with fungal PNA who received Surfactant x2 after doing progressively worse on a HFOV. Ended up not having to go the ECMO route, and the kiddo is doing great on a conventional vent and there are even mutterings re: extubation in the near future-- it's the first time I've ever seen Surfactant used in a bigger kid, but looks like it might have been successful!