Injection of corticosteroids into mother to prevent neonatal respiratory distress syndrome.


In this study, 500 mg. of hydrocortisone were injected intravenously into 126 women every 12 hours for four doses in a double-blind, randomized fashion. These 126 subjects were at risk for delivery of a premature infant because of premature labor of fetomaternal disease necessitating intervention. There were 67 patients in the treatment group and 59 in the… (More)


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