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Neurocognitive sequelae of antenatal corticosteroids in a late preterm rabbit model

Late-preterm birth (PTB) is associated with short-term respiratory and adaptive problems. Although antenatal corticosteroid (ACS) seems to reduce the respiratory burden, this may come at the cost of adverse neuropsychological outcomes later in life. This impact has not been investigated. Herein, we investigate what the short- and long-term neurodevelopmental effects are of a single course of betamethasone in simulated late PTB.

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