Antenatal phenobarbital to prevent or minimize intraventricular hemorrhage in the low-birthweight neonate.

OBJECTIVE To review the evidence that antenatal phenobarbital can reduce the incidence or severity of periventricular-intraventricular hemorrhage (PIVH) in low-birthweight neonates. DATA SOURCES MEDLINE searches were conducted with fan searches of all papers. STUDY SELECTION Emphasis was placed on human data supplemented by relevant animal data. DATA… CONTINUE READING