0.5 mg/kg per d for 1 wk, then tapered for a total of 28 d
Treated children were shorter(P = .03), had smaller head circumference (P = .04), lower IQ scores (P = .008), and more significant disabilities (CP, IQ < 5th percentile, vision or hearing impairment): 39% vs 22% (P = .04)
↵a BPD was defined as receiving supplemental oxygen at 36 weeks' postmenstrual age.
↵b Study enrollment was terminated early because of concern for spontaneous gastrointestinal perforation.
↵c Adjusted for center, birth weight, risk factors (gender, “outborn” [infants who were born at an outlying institution and transported into the study center], white race, vaginal delivery, no prenatal steroids, hydrocortisone, and/or vasopressor support at study entry).