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Heterogeneity of respiratory distress syndrome: risk factors and morbidity associated with early and late gestation disease Mehrabadi, Azar; Lisonkova, Sarka; Joseph, K.S.


Background: Although respiratory distress syndrome (RDS) is considered a disease of prematurity, there is evidence to suggest heterogeneity between early and late gestation RDS. We examined the epidemiologic features of RDS occurring at early and late gestation. Methods: We conducted a retrospective cohort study including live births in the United States in 2005–06, with information obtained from the National Center for Health Statistics. Early (

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