Antenatal corticosteroid therapy and blood pressure at 14 years of age in preterm children.

@article{Doyle2000AntenatalCT,
  title={Antenatal corticosteroid therapy and blood pressure at 14 years of age in preterm children.},
  author={Lex W. Doyle and Geoffrey W Ford and Noni M Davis and Catherine Callanan},
  journal={Clinical science},
  year={2000},
  volume={98 2},
  pages={137-42}
}
Antenatal corticosteroid therapy substantially improves the survival rate of preterm infants, with few side effects. Higher blood pressure in adulthood has been described in several animal species after exposure to antenatal corticosteroids, but there are no similar reports in humans. The objective of the present study was to determine the relationship between exposure to antenatal corticosteroid therapy and blood pressure at 14 years of age. This was a cohort study of 210 preterm survivors… CONTINUE READING