Time-related changes in steroid use and bronchopulmonary dysplasia in preterm infants.

@article{Yoder2009TimerelatedCI,
  title={Time-related changes in steroid use and bronchopulmonary dysplasia in preterm infants.},
  author={Bradley A. Yoder and Megan E. Harrison and Reese H. Clark},
  journal={Pediatrics},
  year={2009},
  volume={124 2},
  pages={
          673-9
        }
}
  • Bradley A. Yoder, Megan E. Harrison, Reese H. Clark
  • Published in Pediatrics 2009
  • Medicine
  • OBJECTIVE To assess dexamethasone (DEX) and hydrocortisone (HC) use in premature infants over time and the association of steroid use with the incidence of bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD) at 36 weeks' postmenstrual age. METHODS We analyzed data from the Pediatrix database for neonates of 23 to 32 weeks' gestation managed during 1997-2006 (N = 77520). We compared the use of DEX, HC and BPD (defined by oxygen use at 36 weeks' postmenstrual age) according to year and estimated gestational age… CONTINUE READING

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