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Primary cause of RDS
Insufficiency of the pulmonary surfactant system
Populations at risk for RDS
Premature infants, males, caucasion, C/S, IDM
What does expiratory grunting achieve
maintain lung volume and gas exchange during expiration
Blood gas findings of RDS
hypoxia, hypercarbia, acidosis
Radiographic findings of RDS
Ground glass appearance (diffuse, fine granular densities); air bronchograms; decreased lung volume