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A Hospital Policy Change Toward Delayed Cord Clamping is Effective in Improving Hemoglobin Levels and Anemia Status of 8-month-old Peruvian Infants.
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PMID:  22566383     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
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Objective: To assess the effectiveness of a hospital policy change toward delayed cord clamping on infant hemoglobin (Hb) levels and anemia status at 4 and 8 months of age.Methods: A cohort of Peruvian mothers and infants, originating from a pre/post study investigating a change in hospital policy from early to delayed cord clamping, was followed until 8 months postpartum. Infant hemoglobin levels and anemia status were measured at 4 and 8 months postpartum.Results: Following the hospital policy change, adjusted mean infant Hb levels improved by 0.89 gdl(-1) [95% confidence interval (95% CI) 0.57-1.22] and anemia was significantly reduced (aOR = 0.38; 95% CI 0.19-0.78) at 8 months postpartum.Conclusions: A hospital policy change toward delayed cord clamping is effective in improving Hb levels and the anemia status of 8-month-old infants. Prior to scaling-up this intervention, issues related to training, monitoring, safety, additional long-term benefits and specific local conditions should be investigated.
Authors:
Theresa W Gyorkos; Mathieu Maheu-Giroux; Brittany Blouin; Hilary Creed-Kanashiro; Martín Casapía; Eder Aguilar; Hermánn Silva; Serene A Joseph; Mary E Penny
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-5-7
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of tropical pediatrics     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1465-3664     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2012 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-5-8     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8010948     Medline TA:  J Trop Pediatr     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Affiliation:
Department of Epidemiology, Biostatistics, and Occupational Health, McGill University, 1020 Pine Avenue West, Montréal, QC, Canada H3A 1A2.
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