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Dexamethasone treatment and cerebral palsy
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    Dexamethasone, survival and neurological impairment
    Dear Editor,

    Professor Pharoah questions whether the increased rate of cerebral palsy among newborn infants who were randomly allocated early postnatal dexamethasone therapy in the trial by Shinwell et al[1] might be because dexamethasone increased survival of infants who were impaired before birth, and not because dexamethasone caused cerebral impairment.

    However, two recent systematic reviews of randomise...

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