AIM OF THE STUDIES 1. To develop and use a novel method to study surfactant metabolism in preterm and older infants. (chapters 3 and 4). 2. To study endogenous surfactant synthesis in relation to prenatal glucocorticosteroids. (chapters 5 and 6). 3. To study the influence of surfactant therapy on endogenous surfactant metabolism. (chapters 7 and 8). 4. To study surfactant composition and concentration after surfactant therapy. (chapter 8).

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P.J.J. Sauer (Pieter)
Erasmus University Rotterdam
Erasmus MC: University Medical Center Rotterdam

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