Antenatal Dexamethasone and Decreased Birth Weight

  title={Antenatal Dexamethasone and Decreased Birth Weight},
  author={S. Bloom and J. Sheffield and D. Mcintire and K. Leveno},
  journal={Obstetrics & Gynecology},
  • S. Bloom, J. Sheffield, +1 author K. Leveno
  • Published 2001
  • Medicine
  • Obstetrics & Gynecology
  • Objective To test the hypothesis that antenatal dexamethasone treatment to promote fetal lung maturation results in decreased birth weight corrected for gestational age. Methods The birth weights of all dexamethasone-treated, singleton, live-born infants delivered at our hospital were compared with our overall obstetric population; a group of untreated infants frequency matched approximately 3:1 according to maternal race, infant sex, and gestational age at delivery; and an historical cohort of… CONTINUE READING
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