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Research in Pediatrics & Neonatology

Relevance of Single Step Gastric Aspirate Shake Test in Management of Respiratory Distress Syndrome in Preterm Babies and Neonatal Mortality in Rural Setup

  • Open or Close Ranbir S Jaswal1* and Shikha Verma2

    1 Department of Pediatrics, Dr Rajendra Prasad Government Medical College, India

    1 Government Laboratory, Dr Rajendra Prasad Government Medical College, India

    *Corresponding author: Ranbir S Jaswal MD, Associate Professor, Department of Pediatrics, Dr. Rajendra Prasad Government Medical College, Kangra at Tanda, Himachal Pradesh- 176002, India

Submission: May 29, 2018;8; Published: October 05, 2018

ISSN : 2576-9200
Volume3 Issue1


The morbidity and mortality due to preterm births is significant, one of the handicaps of preterm delivery is respiratory distress syndrome (hyaline membrane disease). The timely recognition and referral of these babies from peripheral institutions to tertiary care centers of utmost importance for further management. This study was conducted to highlight the application of this forgotten simple, cheap and sensitive single step gastric aspirate shake test.

Keywords: Preterm; Single step gastric aspirate test; Surfactant; Ventilation; Respiratory distress

Keywords: CPAP: Continuous Positive Airway Pressure; FFO: Free Flow Oxygen; FLM: Foetal Lung Maturity; GAST: Gastric Aspirate Test; HMD: Hyline Membrane Disease; MV: Mechanical Ventilation; RDS: Respiratory Distress Syndrome

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