Journal of Perinatal Medicine
Official Journal of the World Association of Perinatal Medicine
Editor-in-Chief: Dudenhausen, Joachim W.
Editorial Board Member: / Bancalari, Eduardo / Milner, 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, Marc J.N.C. / Kurjak M.D., Asim / Lee, Ben H. / Levene, Malcolm / Lockwood, Charles J. / Marsal, Karel / Makatsariya, Alexander / Nishida, Hiroshi / Ogata, Edward / Papp, Zoltán / Pejaver, Ranjan Kumar / Pooh, Ritsuko K. / Romero, Roberto / Saugstad, Ola D. / Schenker, Joseph G. / Sen, Cihat / Seri, Istvan / Vetter, Klaus / Winn, 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
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?
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