Surfactant replacement therapy for premature infants: beneficial effects
There are two main benefits associated with SRT. The first benefit is that it allows the infant’s lungs to function more effectively after birth. With SRT, the infant is able to breathe and absorb oxygen into his or her bloodstream more easily than without it.
Secondly, studies indicate that children who receive SRT have a lower risk of developing certain complications associated with prematurity, such as bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD) and retinopathy of prematurity (ROP). These complications are often caused by inadequate blood oxygen levels