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Antenatal corticosteroids in low- and middle-income countries

Antenatal corticosteroids (ACS) for women at high risk of preterm birth is an effective intervention to reduce neonatal mortality among preterm babies delivered in hospital settings, but is not widely used in low-middle resource settings. This series brings together a collection of papers published in Reproductive Health journal looking at the use of antenatal corticosteroids in low- and middle-income countries.

Edited by: José M Belizan and Sunni Mumford

  1. Research

    The global network antenatal corticosteroids trial: impact on stillbirth

    Antenatal corticosteroids are commonly used to reduce neonatal mortality, but most research to date has been in high-resource settings and few studies have evaluated its impact on stillbirth. In the Antenatal ...

    Robert L. Goldenberg, Vanessa R. Thorsten, Fernando Althabe, Sarah Saleem, Ana Garces, Waldemar A. Carlo, Omrana Pasha, Elwyn Chomba, Shivaprasad Goudar, Fabian Esamai, Nancy F. Krebs, Richard J. Derman, Edward A. Liechty, Archana Patel, Patricia L. Hibberd, Pierre M. Buekens…

    Reproductive Health 2016 13:68

    Published on: 2 June 2016

  2. Research

    Use of antenatal corticosteroids at health facilities and communities in low-and-middle income countries

    Antenatal corticosteroids (ACS) for women at high risk of preterm birth is an effective intervention to reduce neonatal mortality among preterm babies delivered in hospital settings, but has not been widely us...

    Mabel Berrueta, Jennifer Hemingway-Foday, Vanessa R. Thorsten, Robert L. Goldenberg, Waldemar A. Carlo, Ana Garces, Archana Patel, Sarah Saleem, Omrana Pasha, Elwyn Chomba, Patricia L. Hibberd, Nancy F. Krebs, Shivaprasad Goudar, Richard J. Derman, Fabian Esamai, Edward A Liechty…

    Reproductive Health 2016 13:66

    Published on: 27 May 2016

  3. Research

    The Antenatal Corticosteroids Trial (ACT)’s explanations for neonatal mortality - a secondary analysis

    The Antenatal Corticosteroid Trial assessed the feasibility, effectiveness, and safety of a multifaceted intervention to increase the use of antenatal corticosteroids (ACS) in mothers at risk of preterm birth ...

    Fernando Althabe, Vanessa Thorsten, Karen Klein, Elizabeth M. McClure, Patricia L. Hibberd, Robert L. Goldenberg, Waldemar A. Carlo, Ana Garces, Archana Patel, Omrana Pasha, Elwyn Chomba, Nancy F. Krebs, Shivaprasad Goudar, Richard J. Derman, Fabian Esamai, Edward A. Liechty…

    Reproductive Health 2016 13:62

    Published on: 24 May 2016

  4. Research

    Trends in the incidence of possible severe bacterial infection and case fatality rates in rural communities in Sub-Saharan Africa, South Asia and Latin America, 2010–2013: a multicenter prospective cohort study

    Possible severe bacterial infections (pSBI) continue to be a leading cause of global neonatal mortality annually. With the recent publications of simplified antibiotic regimens for treatment of pSBI where refe...

    Patricia L. Hibberd, Nellie I. Hansen, Marie E. Wang, Shivaprasad S. Goudar, Omrana Pasha, Fabian Esamai, Elwyn Chomba, Ana Garces, Fernando Althabe, Richard J. Derman, Robert L. Goldenberg, Edward A. Liechty, Waldemar A. Carlo, K. Michael Hambidge, Nancy F. Krebs, Pierre Buekens…

    Reproductive Health 2016 13:65

    Published on: 24 May 2016

  5. Research

    A multi-faceted intervention including antenatal corticosteroids to reduce neonatal mortality associated with preterm birth: a case study from the Guatemalan Western Highlands

    The Global Network for Women’s and Children’s Health Research undertook a cluster-randomized trial to assess the impact of a multi-faceted intervention to identify women at high-risk of preterm birth at all le...

    Ana Garces, Elizabeth M. McClure, Lester Figueroa, Sayury Pineda, K. Michael Hambidge, Nancy F. Krebs, Vanessa R. Thorsten, Dennis D. Wallace, Fernando Althabe and Robert L. Goldenberg

    Reproductive Health 2016 13:63

    Published on: 24 May 2016

  6. Research

    The Antenatal Corticosteroids Trial (ACT): a secondary analysis to explore site differences in a multi-country trial

    The Antenatal Corticosteroid Trial (ACT) assessed the feasibility, effectiveness, and safety of a multifaceted intervention to increase the use of antenatal corticosteroids (ACS) in mothers at risk of preterm ...

    Karen Klein, Elizabeth M. McClure, Daniela Colaci, Vanessa Thorsten, Patricia L. Hibberd, Fabian Esamai, Ana Garces, Archana Patel, Sarah Saleem, Omrana Pasha, Elwyn Chomba, Waldemar A. Carlo, Nancy F. Krebs, Shivaprasad Goudar, Richard J. Derman, Edward A Liechty…

    Reproductive Health 2016 13:64

    Published on: 24 May 2016

  7. Commentary

    Reducing neonatal mortality associated with preterm birth: gaps in knowledge of the impact of antenatal corticosteroids on preterm birth outcomes in low-middle income countries

    The Global Network’s Antenatal Corticosteroids Trial (ACT), was a multi-country, cluster-randomized trial to improve appropriate use of antenatal corticosteroids (ACS) in low-resource settings in low-middle in...

    Elizabeth M. McClure, Robert L. Goldenberg, Alan H. Jobe, Menachem Miodovnik, Marion Koso-Thomas, Pierre Buekens, Jose Belizan and Fernando Althabe

    Reproductive Health 2016 13:61

    Published on: 24 May 2016

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