Category: Neonatal (Infant)

Calfactant Overview

Calfactant, also known as Infasurf,[1] is an intratracheal suspension derived from the natural surfactant in calf lungs. It is used in premature infants with lung surfactant deficiency that causes infant respiratory distress syndrome (IRDS).[2] Mechanism of action Lung surfactant is essential for effective ventilation as it modifies alveolar surface tension.[3] IRDS is caused by a lung surfactant deficiency. Calfactant serves as a substitute ...

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