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SurfON is trying to find out how best to treat babies born two to six weeks early with breathing problems.


SurfON is a multicentre, open-label, randomised controlled trial of early surfactant therapy versus expectant management in late preterm and early term infants with respiratory distress. The study is run by the National Perinatal Epidemiology Unit Clinical Trials Unit (NPEU CTU) at the University of Oxford. The study is funded by the National Institute of Health Research (NIHR) [Health Technology Assessment (HTA) programme (Project reference 17/89/07) and sponsored by the University of Leicester.

SurfON trial is now recruiting. For more info, please contact SurfON team at

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