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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)
Cyanosis
Retractions
Grunting
Are inspiratory breath sounds clear and undiminished?
Results
Respiratory distress syndrome score
Mortality rate
Automatic recalculation 



References:

  • 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
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