Changes in the use of postnatal steroids for bronchopulmonary dysplasia in 3 large neonatal networks.


BACKGROUND Postnatal corticosteroids were widely used in the 1990s in an attempt to reduce the incidence of bronchopulmonary dysplasia. However, high rates of short-term adverse effects and impaired neurodevelopmental outcomes were seen. In early 2002, a joint statement of the American Academy of Pediatrics and Canadian Paediatric Society called for… (More)


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