Postnatal Lung Function after Prenatal Steroid Treatment in Sheep: Effect of Gender

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The effect of fetal gender on postnatal lung function and response to prenatal steroid exposure were examined retrospectively in a group of 115 preterm lambs. Fetuses received a single intramuscular injection of 0.5 mg/kg betamethasone alone or in conjunction with l-thyroxine 48 h before delivery at 128-d gestational age. Control animals received an… (More)
DOI: 10.1203/00006450-199712000-00027

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@article{Willet1997PostnatalLF, title={Postnatal Lung Function after Prenatal Steroid Treatment in Sheep: Effect of Gender}, author={Karen E Willet and Alan H. Jobe and Machiko Ikegami and Daniel H. Polk and John P. Newnham and Rolland Kohan and Lyle C. Gurrin and Peter D. Sly}, journal={Pediatric Research}, year={1997}, volume={42}, pages={885-892} }