Obstetrics & gynaecology

Delayed cord clamping linked to reduced hospital mortality

(HealthDay)—Delayed cord clamping is associated with reduced hospital mortality in preterm infants, according to a review published online Oct. 30 in the American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology.

Pediatrics

Delayed cord clamping not beneficial for preterm infants

(HealthDay)—Delayed cord clamping does not result in lower incidence of death or major morbidity in preterm infants, according to a study published online Oct. 29 in the New England Journal of Medicine to coincide with ...

Pediatrics

Study examines umbilical cord clamping and neurodevelopment

Delayed clamping of the umbilical cord to help prevent iron deficiency in infancy was associated with improved scores in fine-motor and social skills in children at age 4, particularly in boys, although it was not associated ...

Pediatrics

Life-saving promise in simple steps

The debate over the best time to clamp a baby's umbilical cord has been around forever. In about 350 BCE, Aristotle, reputedly the world's first genuine scientist, advocated delaying clamping until placenta delivery.

Pediatrics

Later cord clamping after birth increases iron levels in babies

Delaying clamping of the umbilical cord after birth benefits newborn babies, according to a systematic review published in The Cochrane Library. The authors found babies' blood and iron levels were healthier when the cord ...

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