OJOG  Vol.5 No.6 , June 2015
Differences of Asphyxia in Infants of 35 and 36 Weeks Pregnant Women with or without Antenatal Corticosteroids
ABSTRACT
Objective: To identify differences of Asphyxia in infants of 35 - 36 weeks with or without antenatal corticosteroid. Methods: Case control study was done on 35 and 36 weeks of pregnancy mother with threatened preterm labor who received and did not receive corticosteroids. Results: From 106 patients with threatened preterm labour between 35 - 36 gestational age, 53 patients received corticosteroid, and 53 did not receive corticosteroid. Incidence of asphyxia decreased significantly from patients received corticosteroid (34%:58.5%, P = 0.011). Incidence of decreased in patients received corticosteroid compared with patients did not receive corticosteroid (3.8%: 15.1%), but the difference was not significant (P = 0.093). Based on the length of stay at the hospital, babies receiving corticosteroid before delivery have shorter duration of stay (<3 days) with 94.3%: 84.9% (P = 0.224). Conclusion: There is a significant correlation of newborn asphyxia from 35 - 36 gestational weeks with or without corticosteroid treatment (58.5%:34%, P = 0.011).

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Sabarudin, U. , Renardiansyah, T. and Siddiq, A. (2015) Differences of Asphyxia in Infants of 35 and 36 Weeks Pregnant Women with or without Antenatal Corticosteroids. Open Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, 5, 360-364. doi: 10.4236/ojog.2015.56052.
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