In the present study the case fatality rate of hyaline membrane disease
was found to be the highest (50.8%).
Although it is no longer the most common cause of death in premature infants, about 3% of neonates die of hyaline membrane disease
. However, the survival rate using modern intensive care procedures and treatments, including surfactant replacement therapy, approaches 90%.
Morbidity in Hyaline Membrane Disease
Morbidity N % Sepsis 22 14.66 Intraventricular 5 3.33 haemorrhage Patent ductus 21 14 arteriosus Pulmonary haemorrhage 8 5.33 Pneumothorax 12 8 Necrotising enterocolitis 13 8.66 Table VIII.
Hyaline Membrane Disease
is the commonest cause of respiratory distress in the newborn, particularly, in preterm infants.
Cardiac failure may be inseparable from hyaline membrane disease
Assisted ventilation for hyaline membrane disease
. Indian Paediatr 1995;32(12):1267-1274.
Retinopathy was significantly more severe in babies with hyaline membrane disease
and lower birth weight.
As a contrast to earlier studies the incidence of Hyaline membrane disease
(HMD) is reduced, probably secondary to surfactant therapy and positive pressure ventilation.
Pulmonary interstitial emphysema with gas embolism in hyaline membrane disease
. Am J Dis Chld 126:117, 1973.
37% cause of neonatal death was birth asphyxia, and 15% as hyaline membrane disease
. 26% of neonates were
The major cause of death was Hyaline membrane disease
(HMD) accounting to 36.5% of deaths.