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Should immediate cord clamping be performed for preterm infants?

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WHAT DOES THIS MEAN FOR PRACTICE?

  • Evaluate carefully between which babies require immediate resuscitation and which babies can have cord clamping delayed
  • Evaluation requires patience on the part of the OB, neonatologist, and nurse resuscitating team
  • Close collaboration among all team members is required


 

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Citation: Tarnow-Mordi W, et al. Delayed versus immediate cord clamping in preterm infants. N Engl J Med. 2017;377:2445-2455. DOI: 10.1056/NEJMoa1711281.

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