Effect of antenatal dexamethasone on serum umbilical cord C-peptide and glucose levels in term infants delivered by elective Cesarean section
Background: Antenatal steroid therapy recently has been considered for term and late preterm infants delivered by Cesarean section (CS), with the aim of preventing adverse respiratory morbidity. The main aim of this study was to investigate the metabolic effects of antenatal dexamethasone on blood glucose (BG) homeostasis and serum C-peptide level when administered to term fetuses. Methods: Umbilical cord blood ... Read more