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Effect of dexamethasone and betamethasone on fetal heart rate variability in preterm labour: a randomised study.

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Type
Published Article
Journal
British journal of obstetrics and gynaecology
Publication Date
Volume
105
Issue
7
Pages
749–755
Identifiers
PMID: 9692416
Source
Medline

Abstract

These findings might prove useful in the management of compromised fetuses with decreased fetal heart rate variability in which the CTG should be used together with other parameters to assess fetal wellbeing during corticosteroid treatment. Dexamethasone may be preferable as the drug of choice since it was associated with significantly less alteration in fetal heart rate variability compared with betamethasone.

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