Umbilical Cord Clamping Time in Premature InfantsAyse Sevim Gokalp*, Ayla Gunlemez and Demet Oguz
Department of Pediatrics, Division of Neonatology, University of Kocaeli, Turkey
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- Ayse Sevim Gokalp
Division of Neonatology, Kocaeli University
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Received date: January 24, 2017; Accepted date: January 31, 2017; Published date: February 05, 2017
Citation: Gokalp AS, Gunlemez A, Oguz D (2017) Umbilical Cord Clamping Time in Premature Infants. J Neonatal Biol 6:248. doi:10.4172/2167-0897.1000248
Copyright: © 2017 Gokalp AS, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
This paper provides a brief overview of benefits of delayed cord clamping according to the early clamping after birth. Introduction: Optimal timing of cord clamping has long been a controversial issue. Recently many studies have shown that delayed cord clamping leads to remarkable decreases in risks of morbidity such as intraventricular haemorrhage, necrotising enterocolitis, hypoperfusion, need for transfusion and optimal haemoglobin haematocrit levels in preterm infants. Conclusion: Delayed clamping of the umbilical cord will ensure more positive outcomes in preterm neonates.