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Surfactant in Time of Crisis

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Hi dear friends... I'm looking for advice.

Our Hospital is facing a hard financial time. We use Survanta as our brand surfactant. Administrators wants to buy a cheaper surfactant ( Richet... from Argentina ) .

We want to make sure we are using in our babies products that are safe and effective.

Really concern .... Wellcome your opinions. Kind Regards... Leonora.:confused:

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Hi Leonora,

I have no personal experience with surfactant by Richet. What you want to look at is studies done with the alternative Surfactant (bio-equivalence studies). Only then can you be sure that you will experience the same effect you know from the old surfactant. Often companies selling the new product will be helpful to show you the corresponding studies.


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Thanks for answering my concerns , Francesco . Unfortunately the companies( Abbot or Richet )don't have that kind of studies.I found the same concern in some neonatologist from Argentina, long time ago, when it was marketed for the first time.

We are thinking about making a small trial to have our own results. Thanks again for taking the time to help me . This is the beauty of 99 NICU. Regards. Leonora .

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