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Glucocorticoids in prevention of respiratory distress syndrome.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  6997179     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Low doses of the synthetic steroid betamethasone can be effective in preventing neonatal RDS. Administration during the 48 hours immediately before delivery of infants between the 26th and 34th weeks of gestation is optimally effective. The article provides guidelines for this approach, describes its hazards, and discusses possible ways by which glucocorticoids prevent neonatal RDS.
P L Ballard; R A Ballard
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Clinical Trial; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Hospital practice     Volume:  15     ISSN:  0018-5809     ISO Abbreviation:  Hosp Pract     Publication Date:  1980 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1980-11-24     Completed Date:  1980-11-24     Revised Date:  2009-11-11    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0074404     Medline TA:  Hosp Pract     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  81-7     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Amniotic Fluid / analysis
Betamethasone / adverse effects,  therapeutic use*
Birth Weight
Clinical Trials as Topic
Fetal Organ Maturity / drug effects
Glucocorticoids / blood
Hydrocortisone / analysis
Infant, Newborn
Labor, Obstetric
Lung / drug effects,  embryology
Respiratory Distress Syndrome, Newborn / metabolism,  prevention & control*
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Glucocorticoids; 378-44-9/Betamethasone; 50-23-7/Hydrocortisone

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