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Caution in the use of antenatal corticosteroids beyond 34 weeks age due to non-competent cognitive development in infants
  1. Haydeh Heidari
  1. Nursing and Midwifery, Shahrekord University of Medical Science, Shahrekord, Iran (the Islamic Republic of)
  1. Correspondence to Dr Haydeh Heidari, Nursing and Midwifery, Shahrekord University of Medical Science, Shahrekord, Iran (the Islamic Republic of); haydehheidari{at}gmail.com

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Commentary on: Tao S, Du J, Chi X, Zhu Y, Wang X, Meng Q, Ling X, Diao F, Song C, Jiang Y, Lv H, Lu Q, Qin R, Huang L, Xu X, Liu C, Ding Y, Jiang T, Ma H, Xia Y, Liu J, Lin Y, Jin G, Hu Z; China National Birth Cohort (CNBC Study Group). Associations between antenatal corticosteroid exposure and neurodevelopment in infants. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2022 Jun 3:S0002-9378(22)00435-5. doi: 10.1016/j.ajog.2022.05.060

Implications for practice and research

  • The use of antenatal dexamethasone increases the possibility of incomplete cognitive development of infants at 1 year age.

  • Further research is needed to assess the effect of corticosteroids in pregnant woman on infant development.

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  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Provenance and peer review Commissioned; internally peer reviewed.