[Intrauterine stimulation for fetal respiratory system maturation; benefits and risks].


The use of perinatal steroid therapy, first introduced in 1972 is effective in precocious maturation of human lungs. Antenatal corticosteroid therapy results in reduction of fetal mortality, respiratory distress syndrome, intraventricular hemorrhage in preterm babies. These benefits extend to a broad range of gestational age. They comprise the interval… (More)


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