Effects of neonatal dexamethasone treatment on the cardiovascular stress response of children at school age.

@article{Karemaker2008EffectsON,
  title={Effects of neonatal dexamethasone treatment on the cardiovascular stress response of children at school age.},
  author={Rosa Karemaker and John M. Karemaker and Annemieke Kavelaars and Marijke D. J. Tersteeg-Kamperman and Wim Baerts and Sylvia Veen and Jannie F Samsom and Frank van Bel and Cobi J Heijnen},
  journal={Pediatrics},
  year={2008},
  volume={122 5},
  pages={
          978-87
        }
}
OBJECTIVE The goal was to investigate cardiovascular responses to a psychosocial stressor in school-aged, formerly premature boys and girls who had been treated neonatally with dexamethasone or hydrocortisone because of chronic lung disease. METHODS We compared corticosteroid-treated, formerly preterm infants with formerly preterm infants who had not been treated neonatally with corticosteroids (reference group). Children performed the Trier Social Stress Test for Children, which includes a… CONTINUE READING

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