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Maternal intramuscular dexamethasone versus betamethasone before preterm birth (ASTEROID): a multicentre, double-blind, randomised controlled trial

Crowther, Caroline; Ashwood, Pat; Andersen, Chad C; Middleton, Philippa; Tran, Thach; Doyle, Lex; Robinson, Jeffrey S; Harding, Jane E; Peek, Michael


Background Antenatal corticosteroids given to women before preterm birth improve infant survival and health. However, whether dexamethasone or betamethasone have better maternal, neonatal, and childhood health outcomes remains unclear. We therefore aimed to assess whether administration of antenatal dexamethasone to women at risk of preterm birth reduced the risk of death or neurosensory disability in their children at age 2 years compared with betamethasone. We also aimed to assess whether...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2018
Type: Journal article
Source: The Lancet Child & Adolescent Health
DOI: 10.1016/S2352-4642(19)30292-5


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