Potential risks and benefits of antenatal corticosteroid therapy prior to preterm birth in pregnancies complicated by severe fetal growth restriction.

Abstract

The antepartum administration of fluorinated corticosteroids for fetal maturation represents the most important clinical contribution in the battle against prematurity. This treatment reduces the risk of neonatal death and handicap. It is also known that on corticosteroid exposure, fetuses are subjected to transiently increased physiologic and metabolic… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.ogc.2011.02.011

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