Different corticosteroids and regimens for accelerating fetal lung maturation for women at risk of preterm birth
Fiona C Brownfoot, Daniela I Gagliardi, Emily Bain, Philippa Middleton, Caroline A Crowther
Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews | WILEY | Published : 2013
BACKGROUND: Despite the widespread use of antenatal corticosteroids to prevent respiratory distress syndrome in preterm infants, there is currently no consensus as to the type of corticosteroid to use; nor the dose, frequency, timing of use or the route of administration. OBJECTIVES: To assess the effects of different corticosteroid regimens for women at risk of preterm birth. SEARCH METHODS: We searched the Cochrane Pregnancy and Childbirth Group's Trials Register (13 February 2013). SELECTION CRITERIA: All identified published and unpublished randomised controlled trials or quasi-randomised control trials comparing any two corticosteroids (dexamethasone or betamethasone or any other cortic..View full abstract
Internal sourcesARCH, The Robinson Institute, Discipline of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, The University of Adelaide, Australia.External sourcesDepartment of Health and Ageing, Australia.National Health and Medical Research Council, Australia.