Less Invasive Surfactant Administration (LISA)

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  • May 20, 2020
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Less Invasive Surfactant Administration (LISA)

Part of: GS Prelims and GS-II – Health

In News:

  • 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.

Key takeaways:

  • 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. 

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