Factors Affecting Antenatal Corticosteroid Administration from the Obstetricians’ Viewpoint

Authors

  • Emel Kurtoğlu Ondokuz Mayıs University School of Medicine Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Samsun
  • Migraci Tosun Ondokuz Mayıs University School of Medicine Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Samsun
  • Ayşe Zehra Özdemir Ondokuz Mayıs University School of Medicine Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Samsun
  • Erdal Malatyalıoğlu Ondokuz Mayıs University School of Medicine Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Samsun

Keywords:

Preterm delivery, Antenatal corticosteroid administration, Affecting factors, Obstetrician, Viewpoint

Abstract

OBJECTIVE: We aimed to investigate the factors affecting antenatal corticosteroid administration from the obstetricians’ viewpoint.

STUDY DESIGN: The pregnant women who delivered between 24 and 34 weeks of gestation were divided into two groups: Group 1, pregnant patients given corticosteroid therapy; Group 2, pregnant patients who were not given corticosteroid therapy. The indications for delivery, gestational week at administration, dosing, residence and manner of transfer of the patients to the tertiary center, and the interval between admission to hospital and delivery were evaluated.

RESULTS: The percentage of patients who received antenatal corticosteroid treatment was 68.4%, whereas 31.6% of the pregnant women didn’t receive corticosteroid therapy. The most common indications for preterm delivery were preterm labor and severe preeclampsia. The interval between admission to hospital and delivery was significantly higher in group 1.

CONCLUSION: Even though obstetricians are aware of the importance of corticosteroid treatment in preterm deliveries, indications for impending delivery can affect administration of the therapy.

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Published

2015-04-30

How to Cite

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Kurtoğlu E, Tosun M, Özdemir AZ, Malatyalıoğlu E. Factors Affecting Antenatal Corticosteroid Administration from the Obstetricians’ Viewpoint. Gynecol Obstet Reprod Med [Internet]. 2015Apr.30 [cited 2021Apr.15];21(1):4-9. Available from: https://www.gorm.com.tr/index.php/GORM/article/view/36

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Obstetrics; Maternal Fetal Medicine and Perinatology

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