Placental transfusion for asphyxiated infants
- 1Sharp Mary Birch Hospital for Women & Newborns, United States
- 2Independent researcher, United States
- 3University of California, Davis, United States
The current recommendation for umbilical cord management of non-vigorous infants (limp, pale and not breathing) who need resuscitation at birth is to immediately clamp the umbilical cord. This recommendation is due in part to insufficient evidence for delayed cord clamping (DCC) or umbilical cord milking (UCM). These methods may provide a neuroprotective mechanism that also facilitates cardiovascular transition for non-vigorous infants at birth.
Keywords: Placental transfusion, cord milking, Delayed cord clamping, Newborn, Asphyxia
Received: 04 Sep 2019;
Accepted: 29 Oct 2019.
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* Correspondence: Mx. Anup C. Katheria, Sharp Mary Birch Hospital for Women & Newborns, San Diego, United States, Anup.Katheria@sharp.com