Journal of Perinatal Medicine
Official Journal of the World Association of Perinatal Medicine
Editor-in-Chief: Dudenhausen, Joachim W.
Editorial Board Member: / Bancalari, Eduardo / Greenough, Anne / Genc, Mehmet R. / Chervenak, Frank A. / Chappelle, Joseph / Bergmann, Renate L. / Bernardes, J.F. / Bevilacqua, G. / Blickstein, Isaac / Cabero Roura, Luis / Carbonell-Estrany, Xavier / Carrera, Jose M. / D`Addario, Vincenzo / D'Alton, MD, Mary E. / Dimitrou, G. / Grunebaum, Amos / Hentschel, Roland / Köpcke, W. / Kawabata, Ichiro / Keirse, M.J.M.C. / Kurjak M.D., Asim / Levene, Malcolm / Lockwood, Charles J. / Marsal, Karel / Makatsariya, Alexander / Nishida, Hiroshi / Papp, Zoltán / Pejaver, Ranjan Kumar / Pooh, Ritsuko K. / Saugstad, Ola D. / Schenker, Joseph G. / Sen, Cihat / Seri, MD, PhD, HonD, Istvan / Vetter, Klaus / Winn, MD, Hung N. / Young, Bruce K. / Zimmermann, Roland
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Guideline for the use of antenatal corticosteroids for fetal maturation
1Neonatology Service, Hospital Clinic, Institut Clinic de Ginecologia, Obstetricia I Neonatologia, Universitat de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain
2Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Center for Perinatal and Reproductive Medicine, University of Perurgia, Italy
3Baylor College of Medicine, Texas Children's Hospital, Houston, Texas, USA
4Rainbow Babies and Children's Hospital, Cleveland, Ohio and Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, USA
5Neonatology Service, Hospital Clinic, Institut Clinic de Ginecologia, Obstetricia I Neonatologia, Universitat de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain
6Institute of Perinatal Medicine, Berlin, Neukoelln
Citation Information: Journal of Perinatal Medicine. Volume 36, Issue 3, Pages 191–196, ISSN (Online) 16193997, ISSN (Print) 0300-5577, DOI: 10.1515/JPM.2008.032, May 2008
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The aim is to present a document, which is based on current evidence and serves as a guideline for use in clinical practice. The following questions are addressed:
• Is the use of antenatal corticosteroids (ACS) an effective therapy?
• Who are the candidates for antenatal corticosteroid therapy?
• Is there benefit after 34 weeks' gestation?
• When is the optimal time to treat?
• Which are the optimal steroids; what is the ideal dose and route of administration?
• Are there any contraindications to the administration of ACS?
• Are antenatal corticosteroids indicated in women with premature rupture of membranes (PROM)?
• Is the use of ACS recommended in pregnancies complicated by maternal diabetes mellitus?
• Should the treatment with corticosteroids be repeated?