Delayed Versus Immediate Cord Clamping in Preterm Infants

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(Abstracted from N Engl J Med 2017;377:2445–2455)Systemic reviews have shown that delaying the time of umbilical cord clamping can improve outcomes of preterm newborns. One such study found enhanced placental transfusion through delayed cord clamping, cord-palpation, or a combination of the 2 practices caused a lower infection and mortality rate when compared with immediate clamping.

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