Neonatal respiratory distress syndrome after repeat exposure to antenatal corticosteroids: a randomised controlled trial

@article{Crowther2006NeonatalRD,
  title={Neonatal respiratory distress syndrome after repeat exposure to antenatal corticosteroids: a randomised controlled trial},
  author={Caroline A Crowther and Ross R. Haslam and Janet Esther Hiller and Lex W. Doyle and for the Australasian Collaborative Trial of Repeat Dos Group},
  journal={The Lancet},
  year={2006},
  volume={367},
  pages={1913-1919}
}
BACKGROUND The efficacy and safety of repeat doses of prenatal corticosteroids remains uncertain. Our aim was to establish whether repeat prenatal corticosteroids given to women at risk of preterm birth can reduce neonatal morbidity without harm. METHODS In this hospital-based study, 982 women who remained at risk of preterm birth at less than 32 weeks' gestation, 7 or more days after receiving a first course of prenatal corticosteroids, were randomly assigned to receive a repeat… CONTINUE READING

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