PregnancyNutritionWeight LossArticles

Neonatal respiratory distress score

Use this score to determine the severity of respiratory distress in the newborn and the associated mortality rate.

Neonatal Respiratory Distress Score
Enter the following data
Postnatal age in hours
respiratory rate (breaths/minute)
Are inspiratory breath sounds clear and undiminished?
Respiratory distress syndrome score
Mortality rate
Automatic recalculation 


  • Downes JJ Vidyasagar D et al. Respiratory distress syndrome of newborn infants. Clin Pediatrics. 1970; 9: 325-331.
  • Vidyasagar D Raju TNK. Chapter 19: Neonatal monitoring. pages 277-293. IN: Aladjem S Brown AK. Perinatal intensive care. C.V. Mosby Company. 1977
Rate this post: 1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars 2 Ratings
Also read:

Your comment