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Antenatal steroids and neonatal renal function
  1. K Allegaert1,
  2. B Anderson2
  1. 1Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, University Hospital Gasthuisberg, Leuven, Belgium
  2. 2Department of Anaesthesiology, University of Auckland, New Zealand
  1. Correspondence to:
    Dr K Allegaert
    Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, University Hospital Gasthuisberg, Leuven, Belgium; karel.allegaert{at}

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We read with great interest the paper of Dimitriou et al on the impact of antenatal steroids and fluid balance in very low birth weight infants.1 The authors nicely documented the impact of prenatal steroids on insensible water loss and on urine output. However, one should be aware that diuresis, glomerular filtration …

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  • Funding: the clinical research of K Allegaert is supported by the Fund for Scientific Research, Flanders (Belgium) by a Clinical Doctoral Grant (A 6/5–KV–G 1)

  • Competing interests: none declared