Inhaled versus systemic corticosteroids for the treatment of chronic lung disease in ventilated very low birth weight preterm infants.

@article{Shah2003InhaledVS,
  title={Inhaled versus systemic corticosteroids for the treatment of chronic lung disease in ventilated very low birth weight preterm infants.},
  author={Sachin S Shah and Ak Ohlsson and Henry L. Halliday and Vibhuti S. Shah},
  journal={The Cochrane database of systematic reviews},
  year={2003},
  volume={2},
  pages={CD002057}
}
BACKGROUND Chronic lung disease (CLD) remains a serious and common problem among very low birth weight infants despite the use of antenatal steroids and postnatal surfactant therapy to decrease the incidence and severity of respiratory distress syndrome. Corticosteroids have been widely used to treat or prevent CLD due to their anti-inflammatory properties. However, the use of systemic steroids has been associated with serious short and long term adverse effects. Administration of… CONTINUE READING

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