Surfactant therapy research and clinical trials continue to develop better procedures and medications used in the treatment. Doctors at Florida Hospital follow these results closely to provide patients with the highest level of care available.
While surfactant therapy research continues, researchers also focus on developing prevention techniques. For example, medications before birth may help reduce the need for surfactant therapy. Research shows time and time again that preventing prematurity is the best way to avoid respiratory distress syndrome.
Some of prevention techniques currently being researched include:
- Corticosteroids to speed up lung maturity
- Preventing unnecessary cesarean sections (C-sections)
- Preventing premature labor