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Umbilical cord milking in preterm infants is comparable to delayed cord clamping in providing placental transfusion
  1. Yousef Gargani1,
  2. Catherine M Harrison2
  1. 1Neonatology, Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Bradford, UK
  2. 2Neonatology, Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust, Leeds, UK
  1. Correspondence to Dr Yousef Gargani, Neonatology, Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Bradford BD9 6RJ, UK; ygargani{at}doctors.org.uk

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Review ofShirk S, Manolis S, Lambers D, et al. Delayed clamping vs milking of umbilical cord in preterm infants: a randomized controlled trial. Am J Obstet Gynecol 2019;220:482.

Study design

Design

Unblinded, randomised controlled trial.

Setting

Single tertiary neonatal unit in the USA.

Patients

Two hundred and four singleton infants delivered between 23+0 and 34+6 weeks gestation. One hundred and four allocated to delayed cord clamping (including 17 extremely preterm ie, <28 weeks gestation) and 100 allocated to cord milking (including 12 extremely preterm). No significant difference in maternal factors or demographics.

Intervention

Patients were randomised to receive either delayed umbilical cord clamping for …

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  • Contributors YG wrote the initial paper. CMH revised and edited the manuscript.

  • Patient consent for publication Not required.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; internally peer reviewed.

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