Journal article

Baby-directed umbilical cord clamping: A feasibility study

Douglas A Blank, Shiraz Badurdeen, C Omar F Kamlin, Susan E Jacobs, Marta Thio, Jennifer A Dawson, Stefan C Kane, Alicia T Dennis, Graeme R Polglase, Stuart B Hooper, Peter G Davis

RESUSCITATION | ELSEVIER IRELAND LTD | Published : 2018

Abstract

INTRODUCTION: Over five percent of infants born worldwide will need help breathing after birth. Delayed cord clamping (DCC) has become the standard of care for vigorous infants. DCC in non-vigorous infants is uncommon because of logistical difficulties in providing effective resuscitation during DCC. In Baby-Directed Umbilical Cord Clamping (Baby-DUCC), the umbilical cord remains patent until the infant's lungs are exchanging gases. We conducted a feasibility study of the Baby-DUCC technique. METHODS: We obtained antenatal consent from pregnant women to enroll infants born at ≥32 weeks. Vigorous infants received ≥2 min of DCC. If the infant received respiratory support, the umbilical cord wa..

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Grants

Awarded by Australian National Health and Medical Research Council Practitioner and Principal Research Fellowship


Awarded by Australian National Health and Medical Research Council Program


Funding Acknowledgements

Peter Davis (App ID#1059111) and C Omar F Kamlin (App ID#1073533) are support by an Australian National Health and Medical Research Council Practitioner and Principal Research Fellowship. Peter Davis and Stuart Hooper are supported the Australian National Health and Medical Research Council Program (#606789). Douglas Blank receives a scholarship from Monash University. The funders had no role in study design, data collection and analysis, decision to publish, or preparation of the manuscript.