Bronchopulmonary dysplasia and corticosteroid therapy: a case review.

@article{Doyle1996BronchopulmonaryDA,
  title={Bronchopulmonary dysplasia and corticosteroid therapy: a case review.},
  author={Patrick Doyle},
  journal={Neonatal network : NN},
  year={1996},
  volume={15 6},
  pages={35-40}
}
The use of corticosteroids as a treatment for chronic lung disease is increasing in newborn intensive care units. The anti-inflammatory mechanism of steroids suppresses the pulmonary inflammatory response, leading to improved pulmonary compliance and often a successful extubation. However, side effects, including sepsis, hypertension, glucosuria, and heme… CONTINUE READING