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Prostaglandins before caesarean section for preventing neonatal respiratory distress

  1. Nkengafac V Motaze1,2,*,
  2. Lawrence Mbuagbaw1,
  3. Taryn Young3,4

Editorial Group: Cochrane Pregnancy and Childbirth Group

Published Online: 11 NOV 2013

Assessed as up-to-date: 30 OCT 2013

DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD010087.pub2


How to Cite

Motaze NV, Mbuagbaw L, Young T. Prostaglandins before caesarean section for preventing neonatal respiratory distress. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2013, Issue 11. Art. No.: CD010087. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD010087.pub2.

Author Information

  1. 1

    Yaoundé Central Hospital, Centre for Development of Best Practices in Health (CDBPH), Yaoundé, Centre Province, Cameroon

  2. 2

    Stellenbosch University, Community Health, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Cape Town, South Africa

  3. 3

    Stellenbosch University, Centre for Evidence-based Health Care, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Cape Town, South Africa

  4. 4

    South African Medical Research Council, South African Cochrane Centre, Cape Town, South Africa

*Nkengafac V Motaze, villyen@yahoo.com.

Publication History

  1. Publication Status: New
  2. Published Online: 11 NOV 2013

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  1. References to studies included in this review
  2. Additional references
  3. References to other published versions of this review
Motaze 2012
  • Motaze NV, Mbuagbaw L, Young T. Prostaglandins before caesarean section for preventing neonatal respiratory distress. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2012, Issue 9. [DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD010087]