Premature rupture of membranes at preterm. Meta-analysis of the effect of steroids on the prevention of respiratory distress syndrome

E. Oyarzún, R. Gómez, R. Romero, M. Bracken

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The use of steroids in premature rupture of the membranes is controversial. We used meta-analysis of published results to evaluate the effect of steroid treatment to prevent fetal respiratory distress syndrome associated to premature rupture of the membranes and found that a 30% reduction in the rate of this complication was observed in patients receiving steroids. The 95% confidence interval for relative risk was 0.610 to 0.815. However, infectious complication of the mother increased (mean relative risk 1.68, 95% Cl 1.16-2.44) but not those of the neonate. These results support the use of steroids in order to prevent fetal respiratory distress syndrome in pregnant women with premature rupture of membranes.
Idioma originalInglés estadounidense
Páginas (desde-hasta)388-395
Número de páginas8
PublicaciónRevista médica de Chile
Volumen119
N.º4
EstadoPublicada - 1 ene 1991
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