Navigation Links
Delayed Cutting of Umbilical Cord Has Benefits

Accordingly, delay in cutting the umbilical cord by a couple of minutes can have a beneficial effect that lasts for several// months.

In developed countries the tendency of doctors is to cut the umbilical cord as soon as possible, in order to supposedly avoid respiratory problems and allow the mother to hold her baby without delay.

On the contrary, in developing countries, a longer time ensues before the umbilical cord is severed.

The difference of just 2 minutes can make a lot of difference; say researchers led by Eileen Hutton of McMaster University, Canada.

According to them, when the baby is connected to the umbilical cord and placenta for some more time, uterine contractions force more blood into its body. This is highly beneficial they say, as more blood means more red and white blood cells.

While higher amounts of red blood cells means lesser chances of anemia and higher iron reserves, more white cells mean more number of ‘soldiers’ to battle infections.

By pooling the data from the 15 mainly small studies she could find on the subject, Hutton and co-author Eman Hassan concluded in the Journal of the American Medical Association that the evidence showed statistically significant lowering of anemia rates in babies who were clamped late, but no real increased risk of serious polycythemia (the opposite of anemia when blood becomes too thick and does not flow well) in those same babies.

“The iron stores were increased out to six months of age. Basically you can imagine it's giving your baby a better start. And the significance is not just at the time the baby's born, it lasts quite a long period of time”, says Hutton.

Yet more widespread and randomized clinical trials would be necessary before this becomes a norm, the authors noted.
NN
'"/>




Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. Peripheral Artery Disease Can Be Delayed By Walking
2. Search For Bigfoot Creature To Be Delayed
3. Planning Permission Delayed In Scotland
4. Delayed Start By Niger On Culling Of Poultry
5. Delayed Drug In New Zealand Markets
6. Toddlers Delayed Speech not Due to Parenting Faults
7. Test of Patience: Surgery Delayed is Surgery Denied?
8. NYC Trains Delayed Due to Fainting Dieters
9. Dementia Delayed by the Capacity to Speak Two Languages
10. Home-going Delayed for Miracle Baby
11. ‘Delayed Reaction’ to Radiation Therapy Takes the Life of a Woman After 30 Yeas
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:6/25/2016)... ... June 25, 2016 , ... First Choice Emergency Room , the ... Ogunleye, as the Medical Director of its new Mesquite-Samuell Farm facility. , “We ... new Mesquite location,” said Dr. James M. Muzzarelli, Executive Medical Director of First Choice ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... ... June 25, 2016 , ... ... non-athletes recover from injury. Recently, he has implemented orthobiologic procedures as a method ... —Johnson is one of the first doctors to perform the treatment. Orthobiologics are ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... ... June 25, 2016 , ... Conventional wisdom preaches the benefits of moderation, whether ... latter, setting the bar too high can result in disappointment, perhaps even self-loathing. However, ... their goal. , Research from PsychTests.com reveals that behind the tendency ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... June 24, 2016 , ... Those who have experienced traumatic ... many turn to unhealthy avenues, such as drug or alcohol abuse, as a coping ... released tools for healthy coping following a traumatic event. , Trauma sufferers tend to ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... , ... June 24, 2016 , ... Marcy was in a crisis. Her son James, ... out at his family verbally and physically. , “When something upset him, he couldn’t control ... use it. He would throw rocks at my other children and say he was going ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:6/24/2016)... , June 24, 2016 The Academy of ... recommendations that would allow biopharmaceutical companies to ... entities that make formulary and coverage decisions, a move ... of new medicines. The recommendations address restrictions ... appear on the drug label, a prohibition that hinders ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... PUNE, India , June 24, 2016 ... "Pen Needles Market by Type (Standard Pen Needles, Safety ... 12mm), Therapy (Insulin, GLP-1, Growth Hormone), Mode of Purchase ... published by MarketsandMarkets, This report studies the market for ... is expected to reach USD 2.81 Billion by 2021 ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... -- MedSource announced today that it has selected Datatrial,s ... choice.  This latest decision demonstrates MedSource,s commitment to ... by offering a state-of-the-art electronic data capture (EDC) ... the EDC platform of choice in exchange for ... long been a preferred EDC platform by our ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: