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Antenatal corticosteroids for fetal lung maturation in threatened preterm delivery: indications and administration

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Surbek, Daniel
Drack, Gero
Nelle, Matthias
Huang, Dorothy
Hoesli, Irene
Published in Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics. 2012, vol. 286, no. 2, p. 277-81
Abstract Antenatal maternal administration of corticosteroids has been shown to reduce morbidity and mortality rates in preterm delivery. Threatened spontaneous or medically indicated preterm delivery for maternal or fetal indications between 24 and 34 weeks of gestation with unknown fetal lung maturity status are indications for antenatal corticosteroid administration. Recent studies have challenged current practice of antenatal glucocorticoid use. The goal of this expert letter is to provide recommendations based for the clinical use of antenatal glucocorticoids based on the current evidence from published studies.
Keywords Adrenal Cortex Hormones/administration & dosage/contraindicationsFemaleFetal Organ Maturity/drug effectsHumansInfant, NewbornLung/drug effects/growth & developmentPractice Guidelines as TopicPregnancyPregnancy Trimester, ThirdRespiratory Distress Syndrome, Newborn/prevention & control
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PMID: 22543752
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Research group Groupe Irion Olivier/Boulvain Michel (gynécologie et obstétrique) (272)
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SURBEK, Daniel et al. Antenatal corticosteroids for fetal lung maturation in threatened preterm delivery: indications and administration. In: Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics, 2012, vol. 286, n° 2, p. 277-81. https://archive-ouverte.unige.ch/unige:31787

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