versão ISSN 1029-3019
NAPOLES MENDEZ, Danilo; FERNANDEZ DIAZ, Elizabeth e DE LA ROSA BLANCO, Plácido. Therapeutic modalities with antenatal corticosteroids in preterm delivery. MEDISAN [online]. 2012, vol.16, n.4, pp. 565-580. ISSN 1029-3019.
Preterm birth is one of the basic problems in perinatal care nowadays, because it constitutes a cause of morbidity, mortality, and changes in the development in these infants. The objective of the present work is to provide a literature review on the use of the corticosteroids in the reduction of complications in the preterm newborns. The therapeutic courses of multiple, unique and rescue doses are exposed, trying to find the regimen which allows to achieve better effectiveness, to reduce the secondary effects and to facilitate the decision-making. It is concluded that the regimen of unique dose offers greater therapeutic advantages and less adverse effects.
Palavras-chave : pregnant woman; preterm delivery; corticosteroids; therapeutic regimen.