Outcomes at school age after postnatal dexamethasone therapy for lung disease of prematurity.

@article{Yeh2004OutcomesAS,
  title={Outcomes at school age after postnatal dexamethasone therapy for lung disease of prematurity.},
  author={Tsu Fu Yeh and Yuh J Lin and Hung Chih Lin and Chao Cheng Huang and Wu S Hsieh and C. Huie Lin and Cheng Hsiu Tsai},
  journal={The New England journal of medicine},
  year={2004},
  volume={350 13},
  pages={1304-13}
}
BACKGROUND We studied the outcomes at school age in children who had participated in a double-blind, placebo-controlled trial of early postnatal dexamethasone therapy (initiated within 12 hours after birth) for the prevention of chronic lung disease of prematurity. METHODS Of the 262 children included in the initial study, 159 lived to school age. Of these children, 146 (72 in the dexamethasone group and 74 in the control group) were included in our study. All the infants had had severe… CONTINUE READING

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