OBSTETRICS: NEONATAL COMPLICATIONSAntenatal Betamethasone for Women at Risk for Late Preterm DeliveryGyamfi-Bannerman, Cynthia; Thom, Elizabeth A.; Blackwell, Sean C.; Tita, Alan T. N.; Reddy, Uma M.; Saade, George R.; Rouse, Dwight J.; McKenna, David S.; Clark, Erin A. S.; Thorp, John M. Jr; Chien, Edward K.; Peaceman, Alan M.; Gibbs, Ronald S.; Swamy, Geeta K.; Norton, Mary E.; Casey, Brian M.; Caritis, Steve N.; Tolosa, Jorge E.; Sorokin, Yoram; VanDorsten, J. Peter; Jain, Lucky for the NICHD Maternal-Fetal Medicine Units NetworkAuthor Information Columbia University, New York, NY (C.G.-B.); George Washington University Biostatistics Center, Washington, DC (E.A.T.); University of Texas Health Science Center at Children's Memorial Hermann Hospital, Houston (S.C.B.); University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston (G.R.S.); University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas (B.M.C.), TX; University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL (A.T.N.T.); Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, Bethesda, MD (U.M.R.); Brown University, Providence, RI (D.J.R.); Ohio State University, Columbus (D.S.M.); MetroHealth Medical Center, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland (E.K.C.), OH; University of Utah Health Sciences Center, Salt Lake City, UT (E.A.S.C.); University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill (J.M.T.); Duke University, Durham (G.K.S.), NC; Northwestern University, Chicago, IL (A.M.P.); University of Colorado School of Medicine, Anschutz Medical Campus, Aurora, CO (R.S.G.); Stanford University, Stanford, CA (M.E.N.); University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA (S.N.C.); Oregon Health and Science University, Portland, OR (J.E.T.); Wayne State University, Detroit, MI (Y.S.); Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC (J.P.V.); and Emory University, Atlanta, GA (L.J.) Obstetrical & Gynecological Survey: August 2016 - Volume 71 - Issue 8 - p 453-455 doi: 10.1097/01.ogx.0000489576.69844.54 Buy Metrics Abstract (Abstracted from N Engl J Med 2016;374:1311–1320) Infants born during the late preterm period (34 weeks 0 days to 36 weeks 6 days) are more likely to suffer neonatal and childhood complications than newborns born at term (37 weeks or later). A randomized, multicenter trial was undertaken (between 2010 and 2015) at 17 university-based clinical centers participating in the Maternal-Fetal Medicine Units Network of the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) to assess whether the administration of betamethasone to women who are likely to deliver in the late preterm period would decrease the risks of neonatal morbidities. Copyright © 2016 Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc. All rights reserved.