Antenatal Corticosteroids After Preterm Premature Rupture of MembranesVIDAEFF, ALEX C. MD, MPH; RAMIN, SUSAN M. MDClinical Obstetrics & Gynecology: June 2011 - Volume 54 - Issue 2 - p 337–343 doi: 10.1097/GRF.0b013e318217d85b Preterm Premature Rupture Of The Membranes Abstract Author Information Abstract Preterm premature rupture of membranes (PPROM) is an obstetrical complication associated with high neonatal morbidity and mortality. The current management of PPROM focuses on neonatal benefit and includes the ancillary use of corticosteroids for fetal maturation. The purpose of this work was to provide a comprehensive and unbiased review of the available literature on prenatal administration of corticosteroids in conditions of PPROM, and to address the rationale and the relevant supporting evidence for this practice. We conclude that the cumulative level I evidence indicates a definite beneficial effect of corticosteroids in conditions of PPROM. Author Information Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine, Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences, University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, Houston, Texas Correspondence: Alex C. Vidaeff, MD, MPH, Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences, 6431 Fannin, Suite 3.283, Houston, TX. e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org © 2011 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.