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J Perinatol. 2010 Jan;30(1):11-6. doi: 10.1038/jp.2009.170. Epub 2009 Oct 22.

Seven-month developmental outcomes of very low birth weight infants enrolled in a randomized controlled trial of delayed versus immediate cord clamping.

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College of Nursing, University of Rhode Island, Kingston, RI 02881, USA. jmercer@uri.edu

Abstract

OBJECTIVE:

The results from our previous trial revealed that infants with delayed cord clamping (DCC) had significantly lesser intraventricular hemorrhage (IVH) and late-onset sepsis (LOS) than infants with immediate cord clamping (ICC). A priori, we hypothesized that infants with DCC would have better motor function by 7 months corrected age.

STUDY DESIGN:

Infants between 24 and 31 weeks were randomized to ICC or DCC and follow-up evaluation was completed at 7 months corrected age.

RESULT:

We found no differences in the Bayley Scales of Infant Development (BSID) scores between the DCC and ICC groups. However, a regression model of effects of DCC on motor scores controlling for gestational age, IVH, bronchopulmonary dysplasia, sepsis and male gender suggested higher motor scores of male infants with DCC.

CONCLUSION:

DCC at birth seems to be protective of very low birth weight male infants against motor disability at 7 months corrected age.

PMID:
19847185
PMCID:
PMC2799542
DOI:
10.1038/jp.2009.170
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