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Correction published on 21 May 2019, see Children 2019, 6(5), 71.

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Neonatal Resuscitation with an Intact Cord: Current and Ongoing Trials

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Sharp Mary Birch Hospital for Women & Newborns, San Diego, CA 92123, USA
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School of Medicine, Loma Linda University, Loma Linda, CA 92350, USA
Children 2019, 6(4), 60; https://doi.org/10.3390/children6040060
Received: 13 March 2019 / Revised: 15 April 2019 / Accepted: 19 April 2019 / Published: 22 April 2019
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Emerging Concepts in Neonatal Resuscitation)
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Abstract

Premature and full-term infants are at high risk of morbidities such as intraventricular hemorrhage or hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy. The sickest infants at birth are the most likely to die and or develop intraventricular hemorrhage. Delayed cord clamping has been shown to reduce these morbidities, but is currently not provided to those infants that need immediate resuscitation. This review will discuss recently published and ongoing or planned clinical trials involving neonatal resuscitation while the newborn is still attached to the umbilical cord. We will discuss the implications on neonatal management and delivery room care should this method become standard practice. We will review previous and ongoing trials that provided respiratory support compared to no support. Lastly, we will discuss the implications of implementing routine resuscitation support outside of a research setting. View Full-Text
Keywords: delayed cord clamping; resuscitation; newborn; premature infants delayed cord clamping; resuscitation; newborn; premature infants
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