Key clinical point: Umbilical cord milking was associated with severe intraventricular hemorrhage (IVH) in very premature newborns.
Major finding: IVH or death occurred in 12% of neonates randomized to milking and 8% randomized to delayed cutting.
Study details: The prospective randomized trial comprised 474 newborns.
Disclosures: The Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Development sponsored the study. Neither Dr. Varner nor his coauthors reported any financial declarations.
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