Corticosteroid therapy for prevention of respiratory distress syndrome in severe preeclampsia.

@article{Amorim1999CorticosteroidTF,
  title={Corticosteroid therapy for prevention of respiratory distress syndrome in severe preeclampsia.},
  author={Mara Marta Amorim and Luiz Carlos Oliveira dos Santos and An{\'i}bal Faundes},
  journal={American journal of obstetrics and gynecology},
  year={1999},
  volume={180 5},
  pages={1283-8}
}
OBJECTIVE The objective of the study was to determine the efficacy and side effects of corticosteroid therapy for pregnant women with severe preeclampsia in the prevention of respiratory distress syndrome in their premature neonates. STUDY DESIGN A prospective double-blind randomized trial enrolled 218 pregnant women with severe preeclampsia and gestational age between 26 and 34 weeks. One hundred ten received betamethasone (12 mg administered intramuscularly, repeated after 24 hours and then… CONTINUE READING

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