Effectiveness of antenatal corticosteroids in reducing respiratory disorders in late preterm infants: randomised clinical trial

@inproceedings{Porto2011EffectivenessOA,
  title={Effectiveness of antenatal corticosteroids in reducing respiratory disorders in late preterm infants: randomised clinical trial},
  author={A. M. Porto and Isabela Cristina Neiva Coutinho and Ja{\'i}lson de Barros Correia and Melania Maria Ramos de Amorim},
  booktitle={BMJ},
  year={2011}
}
OBJECTIVES To determine the effectiveness of corticosteroids in reducing respiratory disorders in infants born at 34-36 weeks' gestation. Design Randomised triple blind clinical trial. Setting A large tertiary teaching hospital in northeast of Brazil. Participants Women at 34-36 weeks of pregnancy at risk of imminent premature delivery. Interventions Betamethasone 12 mg or placebo intramuscularly for two consecutive days. Main outcomes measures Primary outcome was the incidence of respiratory… CONTINUE READING
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