[Preventive treatment of respiratory distress syndrome in newborn infants with antepartal glucocorticoid administration (betamethasone). Clinical results and changes in the lecithin/sphingomyelin ratio of the amniotic fluid].

Betamethason was administered to 105 patients with threatened premature labour at risk for respiratory distress syndrome (RDS) of the newborn. The most important indications were premature rupture of the membranes (30%) and premature labour (40%). The betamethason treatment was given between the 27. and 35. week of gestation. 79% of the patients delivered… CONTINUE READING