Child health at two years corrected age after antenatal exposure to dexamethasone or betamethasone; a randomised trial [ 2009 - 2013 ]

Also known as: Which type of antenatal steroid prior to preterm birth is better for optimising child health at two years of age?

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Researchers: Prof Caroline Crowther (Principal investigator) ,  A/Pr Philippa Middleton Dr Chad Andersen E/Pr Jeffrey Robinson Prof Jane Harding

Brief description Both dexamethasone or betamethasone, given to women at risk of preterm birth substantially improve neonatal and child health. There are conflicting reports as to whether dexamethasone is better than betamethasone? This randomised trial will assess this. If dexamethasone is more beneficial, there will be fewer deaths and fewer disabled children. This will be of great importance for the care of women at risk of preterm birth, their children and health services in Australia and internationally.

Funding Amount $AUD 1,777,593.37

Funding Scheme NHMRC Project Grants

Notes Standard Project Grant

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