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Antenatal corticosteroids and premature births

Women at risk of having their babies prematurely are sometimes given corticosteroids and evidence shows that they reduce miscarriages and deaths. In this study of 301 women Chase R. Cawyer, from the University of Alabama, led a team of researchers … Continue reading

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Corticosteroid therapy and neonatal septic shock

Babies sometimes suffer blood infections after they are born which can lead to the development of septic shock. One of the ways used to treat this condition is drugs called corticosteroids and in this article Gabriel Altit, from the Universite … Continue reading

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Antenatal Betamethasone for Women at Risk for Late Preterm Delivery Reduces the Rate of Neonatal Respiratory Complications

Administration of antenatal betamethasone is the standard of care for women at risk of preterm delivery; however, whether antenatal bethamethasone reduces the risk of neonatal complications in the late preterm period is unknown. This randomized controlled trial assessed the effectiveness … Continue reading

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