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

Surbek, Daniel; Drack, Gero; Irion, Olivier; Nelle, Matthias; Huang, Dorothy; Hoesli, Irene (2012). Antenatal corticosteroids for fetal lung maturation in threatened preterm delivery: indications and administration. Archives of gynecology and obstetrics, 286(2), pp. 277-81. Berlin: Springer-Verlag 10.1007/s00404-012-2339-x

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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.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)

Division/Institute:

04 Faculty of Medicine > Department of Gynaecology, Paediatrics and Endocrinology (DFKE) > Clinic of Gynaecology
04 Faculty of Medicine > Department of Gynaecology, Paediatrics and Endocrinology (DFKE) > Clinic of Paediatric Medicine

UniBE Contributor:

Surbek, Daniel and Nelle, Mathias

ISSN:

0932-0067

Publisher:

Springer-Verlag

Language:

English

Submitter:

Factscience Import

Date Deposited:

04 Oct 2013 14:21

Last Modified:

09 Jul 2020 14:58

Publisher DOI:

10.1007/s00404-012-2339-x

PubMed ID:

22543752

Web of Science ID:

000306418100001

BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.7242

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/7242 (FactScience: 212430)

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