Dexamethasone treatment does not improve the outcome of women with HELLP syndrome: a double-blind, placebo-controlled, randomized clinical trial.

@article{Fonseca2005DexamethasoneTD,
  title={Dexamethasone treatment does not improve the outcome of women with HELLP syndrome: a double-blind, placebo-controlled, randomized clinical trial.},
  author={Javier E Fonseca and Fabi{\'a}n M{\'e}ndez and Claudia Cata{\~n}o and Fernando Arias},
  journal={American journal of obstetrics and gynecology},
  year={2005},
  volume={193 5},
  pages={1591-8}
}
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to determine the efficacy of dexamethasone for treatment of HELLP (hemolysis, elevated liver enzymes and low platelet count) syndrome. STUDY DESIGN A prospective, double-blind clinical trial was conducted among 132 women with HELLP syndrome who were assigned randomly to treatment or placebo groups. Pregnant women in the experimental group received 10-mg doses of dexamethasone intravenously every 12 hours until delivery and 3 additional doses after… CONTINUE READING
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