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A nationwide decline in postnatal steroid use has possibly occurred pursuant to the 2002 AAP Statement that, “outside the context of a randomized, controlled trial, the use of corticosteroids should be limited to exceptional clinical circumstances (e.g., an infant on maximal ventilatory and oxygen support)”.1 Studies in preterm infants have found that the early beneficial effects of corticosteroids on the pulmonary system are outweighed by an increased risk of adverse effects including impaired growth and neurodevelopmental delay.2 The objective of this study was to determine the …
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