Prenatal dexamethasone treatment in conjunction with rescue therapy of human surfactant: a randomized placebo-controlled multicenter study.

@article{Kari1994PrenatalDT,
  title={Prenatal dexamethasone treatment in conjunction with rescue therapy of human surfactant: a randomized placebo-controlled multicenter study.},
  author={M Anneli Kari and Mikko K. Hallman and Marianne Eronen and Kari Teramo and Martti Virtanen and Maila Koivisto and R Sami Ikonen},
  journal={Pediatrics},
  year={1994},
  volume={93 5},
  pages={730-6}
}
OBJECTIVES A placebo-controlled, randomized, double-blind study was performed to determine whether prenatal dexamethasone (DEX) treatment improves the outcome of the preterm infant when exogenous surfactant is available. METHODS 157 pregnant women at five hospitals with threatened preterm delivery and with lengths of gestation < 32 weeks received either DEX (dose 6 mg four times at 12-hour intervals) or placebo (PL). Prenatal treatment was not repeated. Preterm infants received rescue therapy… CONTINUE READING
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