NICU by the Numbers Catalogue

About NICU by the Numbers

NICU by the Numbers reports are made possible by VON members who voluntarily contribute data in a global effort to improve the care of high-risk newborns. The analysis of network data describes trends and highlights areas for local improvement. VON members can log in to Nightingale or review their reports to see their center- or group-specific data and benchmark against NICU by the Numbers reports.

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Steroids for Chronic Lung Disease

Steroids for Chronic Lung Disease Increase, Decrease, Then Increase Again

Issue 14 – November 2022

Exposing very preterm infants to postnatal steroids reduces the risk of chronic lung disease, or bronchopulmonary dysplasia, but increases the risk of cognitive impairment and cerebral palsy. We examined exposure to systemic (not inhaled) steroids for treatment or prevention of chronic lung disease after birth.

Susanne Hay, MD, and John A.F. Zupancic, MD, ScD ask “Is it time to revisit trials on postnatal corticosteroids?”

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