Less Invasive Surfactant Administration (LISA)
Part of: GS Prelims and GS-II – Health
- Less invasive surfactant administration (LISA) is a recent medical technique which started at J.K. Lon Government Children’s Hospital in Jaipur.
- This technique is used for treatment of lung disease or respiratory distress syndrome among premature babies.
- It is developed as a lung protective strategy for respiratory management and ventilation.
- It has been observed that mechanical ventilation causes damage to the preterm lungs of newborns.
- Infants who are showing evidence of increasing respiratory distress and rising oxygen requirement are provided with LISA.
- The procedure has yielded encouraging results when it was started initially for newborn children with the birth weight of less than 1,500 grams.
- The regular application of LISA would help save the lives of premature babies.