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Rubber ring clamping of the umbilical cord: a randomized trial.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  10448239     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A randomized trial to compare two methods of umbilical cord tying in neonates, immediately after birth, was undertaken from February to April 1997 in the Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, Zewditu Memorial Hospital, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. In less than 3 months, we investigated 300 neonates, of whom 150 infants were randomly assigned to the traditional ligation of the umbilical cord (using a piece of thread) and the rest to a rubber ring clamping method. Among the former group, 13.3% (20/150) of the neonates bled from their umbilical cords which necessitated re-tying, whereas in the later group, there was no sign of haemorrhage or infection within 12 h of clamping. We suggest that the rubber ring method described is a superior procedure and can easily replace the traditional, cumbersome and time-consuming umbilical cord ligation.
T A Mekbib; S Mengistu
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Clinical Trial; Comparative Study; Journal Article; Randomized Controlled Trial    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Tropical doctor     Volume:  29     ISSN:  0049-4755     ISO Abbreviation:  Trop Doct     Publication Date:  1999 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1999-09-17     Completed Date:  1999-09-17     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  1301706     Medline TA:  Trop Doct     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  156-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, Yekatit 12 Hospital, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
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MeSH Terms
Infant, Newborn
Surgical Instruments*
Treatment Outcome
Umbilical Cord / surgery*

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