Antenatal corticosteroids to reduce preterm deaths in low-income settings

Lawn, Joy E. and Segre, Joel and Barker, Pierre and Smith, Jeffrey and De La Torre, Irene and Stones, William (2014) Antenatal corticosteroids to reduce preterm deaths in low-income settings. The Lancet Global Health, 2 (8). e446. ISSN 2214-109X

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    Abstract

    Kishwar Azad and Anthony Costello1 suggest the use of extreme caution in scaling up of antenatal corticosteroid treatment in low-income settings. They raise three important questions with respect to the efficacy, safety, and the appropriate gestational age at which to give corticosteroids to patients in low-income countries.