Dexamethasone treatment after the first week of life for bronchopulmonary dysplasia in preterm infants: a systematic review.

@article{Doyle2010DexamethasoneTA,
  title={Dexamethasone treatment after the first week of life for bronchopulmonary dysplasia in preterm infants: a systematic review.},
  author={Lex W. Doyle and Richard A. Ehrenkranz and Henry L. Halliday},
  journal={Neonatology},
  year={2010},
  volume={98 4},
  pages={289-96}
}
BACKGROUND Dexamethasone has powerful anti-inflammatory effects and has been used to treat established bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD), but it is uncertain whether the benefits outweigh the risks of treatment. OBJECTIVES To determine the effect of late (>7 days) postnatal dexamethasone treatment compared with control (placebo or nothing) to prevent or treat BPD in the preterm infant. METHODS Randomised controlled trials (RCTs) of late postnatal dexamethasone therapy to treat or prevent BPD… CONTINUE READING

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