Early dexamethasone-attempting to prevent chronic lung disease.

  title={Early dexamethasone-attempting to prevent chronic lung disease.},
  author={Robert A. Sinkin and Harry S. Dweck and Michael Horgan and Keith J. Gallaher and Christopher Cox and William M. Maniscalco and Patricia Rose Chess and Carl T. D'Angio and Ronnie Guillet and James W. Kendig and Rita M. Ryan and Dale L Phelps},
  volume={105 3 Pt 1},
BACKGROUND We previously demonstrated improved survival and early outcomes in a pilot trial of 2 doses of intravenous dexamethasone for infants with surfactant-treated respiratory distress syndrome. (1) A multicenter, randomized, double-blind trial was undertaken to confirm these results. METHODS Infants <30 weeks' gestation were eligible if they had respiratory distress syndrome, required mechanical ventilation at 12 to 18 hours of age, and had received at least 1 dose of exogenous… CONTINUE READING
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