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      Comparison of two types of intervention to enhance placental redistribution in term infants: randomized control trial.

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          The objective of the study was to compare the effect of umbilical cord milking (UCM) and delayed cord clamping (DCC) on hematological parameters (serum ferritin and hemoglobin) at 6 weeks of life in term neonates. It was a randomized controlled trail conducted at a teaching hospital in North India during August 2012 to August 2013. Babies born at >36 weeks of gestation were randomized in two groups, UCM and DCC (100 in each group). Umbilical cord milking was done after cutting and clamping the cord at 25 cm from the umbilicus. In DCC group, clamping was delayed by 60 to 90 s before cutting the cord. The baseline characteristics were comparable in the two groups. Mean serum ferritin (134.0 ng/ml [89.8]) and mean hemoglobin (11.0 gm/dl [2.4]) in umbilical cord milking group was comparable to mean serum ferritin (142.7 ng/ml [87.1]) and hemoglobin (11.3 gm/dl [2.6]) in DCC group at 6 weeks of age. There was no difference in hemodynamic status, cranial Doppler indices, and adverse neonatal outcomes among the two groups.

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          Journal
          Eur. J. Pediatr.
          European journal of pediatrics
          1432-1076
          0340-6199
          Sep 2015
          : 174
          : 9
          Affiliations
          [1 ] Department of Pediatrics, LLRM Medical College, Meerut, India, prateekjaiswal.llrm@gmail.com.
          Article
          10.1007/s00431-015-2511-y
          25800496

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