November 9, 2023 by
Lucy Gardner Carson
Neonatologist Roger Soll, M.D., professor of pediatrics
(NOVEMBER 9, 2023) In a commentary accompanying a study published in the journal Pediatrics, neonatologist Roger Soll, M.D., professor of pediatrics, commented on the randomized controlled trial, which showed that umbilical cord milking appeared to be a safe alternative to delayed cord clamping in very premature infants, those born at 28 to 32 weeks’ gestation, according to MedPage Today.
“Certainly, Katheria and colleagues have shown that we can achieve effective placental transfusion in moderately preterm infants with umbilical cord milking, but other more subtle outcomes, such as parental/maternal attitudes and experience are missing from these analyses,” Soll wrote. “The authors of this study clearly understand the commitment to examining all the nuances of cord management and are committed to follow-up of the infants in this study as well as leading a variety of other studies evaluating different cord management.”
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