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Delayed versus Immediate Cord Clamping in Preterm Infants

Tarnow-Mordi, William; Morris, Jonathan; Kirby, Adrienne; Robledo, Kristy P; Askie, Lisa Maree; Brown, Rebecca; Evans, N; Finlayson, S; Fogarty, M; Gebski, Val; Ghadge, A; Hague, Wendy; Mohamed, Abdel-Latif; Reynolds, Graham


BACKGROUND The preferred timing of umbilical-cord clamping in preterm infants is unclear. METHODS We randomly assigned fetuses from women who were expected to deliver before 30 weeks of gestation to either immediate clamping of the umbilical cord (=10 seconds after delivery) or delayed clamping (=60 seconds after delivery). The primary composite outcome was death or major morbidity (defined as severe brain injury on postnatal ultrasonography, severe retinopathy of prematurity, necrotizing...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2017
Type: Journal article
Source: New England Journal of Medicine
DOI: 10.1056/NEJMoa1711281
Access Rights: Open Access


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