Table 1: Evidence for Efficacy of Corticosteroids and Strength of Recommendation According to Delivery Interval, Gestational Age, Status of membranes, and Neonatal Outcome

Quality of
Evidence for
Benefit
Strength of
Recommendation
Interval from Treatment to Delivery
<24 hoursIB
24 hours to 7 daysIA
>7 daysIC
Gestational Age
Delivery at 24-28 weeksIA
Delivery at 29-34 weeksIA
Delivery at >34 weeksIC
Preterm Premature Rupture of MembranesIB
Neonatal Outcomes
MortalityIA
Respiratory distress syndromeIA
Intraventricular hemorrhageIA

From: 95, The Effect of Corticosteroids for Fetal Maturation on Perinatal Outcomes

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