Iranian Journal of Pediatrics

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The Role of Lung Ultrasound in Diagnosis of Respiratory Distress Syndrome in Newborn Infants

Jing Liu 1 , Hai Ying Cao 2 , * , Hua-Wei Wang 1 and Xiang Yong Kong 1
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1 Department of Neonatology and NICU, Bayi Children’s Hospital Affiliated to Beijing Military General Hospital, Beijing, China
2 Department of Ultrasonography, General Electric (GE) Healthcare of USA, Beijing, China
Article information
  • Iranian Journal of Pediatrics: February 28, 2015, 25 (1)
  • Published Online: February 21, 2015
  • Article Type: Research Article
  • Received: June 25, 2013
  • Accepted: January 12, 2014
  • DOI: 10.5812/ijp.323

To Cite: Liu J, Cao H Y, Wang H, Kong X Y. The Role of Lung Ultrasound in Diagnosis of Respiratory Distress Syndrome in Newborn Infants, Iran J Pediatr. 2015 ; 25(1):-. doi: 10.5812/ijp.323.

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1. Background
2. Objectives
3. Materials and Methods
4. Results
5. Discussion
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