[Corticosteroid for fetal lung maturation: indication and treatment protocols].

@article{Senat2002CorticosteroidFF,
  title={[Corticosteroid for fetal lung maturation: indication and treatment protocols].},
  author={Marie-Victoire Senat},
  journal={Journal de gynecologie, obstetrique et biologie de la reproduction},
  year={2002},
  volume={31 7 Suppl},
  pages={5S105-13}
}
Fifteen randomized studies in Crowley's analysis compared a group of patients receiving, a single course of steroids versus placebo between 24 and 34 weeks of gestation. It clearly demonstrated the benefit of a single course of steroids in the prevention of the prematurity-related complications with a decrease in neonatal mortality, a decrease in the incidence of respiratory distress syndrome, a reduction in the incidence of intraventricular haemorrhage and a reduction in necrotizing… CONTINUE READING