Antenatal steriods may reduce adverse neurological outcome follow chorioamnionitis: Neurodevelopmental outcome and chorioamnionitis in premature infants
Objective; To examine the effect of antenatal steroid exposure and in utero inflammation on the development of severe intraventricular haemorrhage, periventricular leukomalacia and long-term neurological outcome in infants less than 30 completed weeks gestation. Method: Infants less than 30 completed weeks gestation from January 1996 to July 2001 were identified from a prospectively managed database. Placental pathology was reviewed for the presence or absence of chorioamnionitis and funisitis....[Show more]
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