A decreased incidence of necrotizing enterocolitis after prenatal glucocorticoid therapy

Charles R Bauer, J. C. Morrison, W. K. Poole, S. B. Korones, J. J. Boehm, H. Rigatto, R. D. Zachman

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Abstract

In a large multicentered, collaborative randomized and blinded trial utilizing antenatal corticosteroids, the goals included determining the effectiveness of these agents in accelerating lung maturation, as well as monitoring any short-term or long-term adverse effects of this treatment on the parturient, fetus, and/or infant. More than 100 specific items, pertaining to diagnoses, complications and outcomes were recorded for the 696 mothers enrolled in the study and their 745 infants. A significantly decreased incidence of necrotizing enterocolitis (P = .002) was found in the infants treated with steroids. The possibility of accelerated intestinal maturation induced by antenatal maternal steroid therapy exists. This treatment regimen is particularly attractive as adverse aspects of steroid therapy at the dosage utilized have not been demonstrated.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)682-688
Number of pages7
JournalPediatrics
Volume73
Issue number5
StatePublished - Jul 5 1984

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Necrotizing Enterocolitis
Glucocorticoids
Steroids
Incidence
Mothers
Therapeutics
Adrenal Cortex Hormones
Fetus
Parturition
Lung

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Bauer, C. R., Morrison, J. C., Poole, W. K., Korones, S. B., Boehm, J. J., Rigatto, H., & Zachman, R. D. (1984). A decreased incidence of necrotizing enterocolitis after prenatal glucocorticoid therapy. Pediatrics, 73(5), 682-688.

A decreased incidence of necrotizing enterocolitis after prenatal glucocorticoid therapy. / Bauer, Charles R; Morrison, J. C.; Poole, W. K.; Korones, S. B.; Boehm, J. J.; Rigatto, H.; Zachman, R. D.

In: Pediatrics, Vol. 73, No. 5, 05.07.1984, p. 682-688.

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Bauer, CR, Morrison, JC, Poole, WK, Korones, SB, Boehm, JJ, Rigatto, H & Zachman, RD 1984, 'A decreased incidence of necrotizing enterocolitis after prenatal glucocorticoid therapy', Pediatrics, vol. 73, no. 5, pp. 682-688.
Bauer CR, Morrison JC, Poole WK, Korones SB, Boehm JJ, Rigatto H et al. A decreased incidence of necrotizing enterocolitis after prenatal glucocorticoid therapy. Pediatrics. 1984 Jul 5;73(5):682-688.
Bauer, Charles R ; Morrison, J. C. ; Poole, W. K. ; Korones, S. B. ; Boehm, J. J. ; Rigatto, H. ; Zachman, R. D. / A decreased incidence of necrotizing enterocolitis after prenatal glucocorticoid therapy. In: Pediatrics. 1984 ; Vol. 73, No. 5. pp. 682-688.
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