Evid Based Nurs 3:41 doi:10.1136/ebn.3.2.41
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A 42 day tapering course of dexamethasone reduced duration of assisted ventilation in very low birthweight infants, but increased risk of cerebral palsy at age 1 year

Dexamethasone v placebo in very low birthweight infants†

Outcomes at age 1 year Dexamethasone Placebo RRI (95% CI) NNH (CI)
†Abbreviations defined in Glossary; RRI, NNH, and CI calculated from data in article.
Cerebral palsy 35% 11% 219% (36 to 685) 5 (3 to 14)
Neurological abnormality 42% 18% 134% (19 to 380) 5 (3 to 19)

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