Delayed clamping vs milking of umbilical cord in preterm infants: a randomized controlled trial.


Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, TriHealth, Cincinnati, OH. Electronic address: [Email]


It has been established that delayed umbilical cord clamping in preterm infants results in improvement in neonatal anemia, need for transfusion, incidence of necrotizing enterocolitis, and intraventricular hemorrhage by increasing neonatal circulating blood volume. However, the effects of umbilical cord milking as an alternative to delayed clamping in preterm infants are unclear.


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