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Timing of umbilical cord separation and neonatal intensive care unit practices.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  16041634     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
We investigated the effects of antibiotic and corticosteroid treatment of the mother close to birth and postnatal neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) practices such as phototherapy, parenteral nutrition, and antibiotic treatment of the infant on umbilical cord detachment time. The impact of dry cord care on risk of omphalitis in NICU patients was also investigated. Cord separation time was longer in preterm babies. Antenatal antibiotic and corticosteroid use did not affect cord detachment time. The use of postpartum antibiotics, parenteral nutrition, and phototherapy delayed cord separation. Among these, antibiotic treatment was the most effective factor. Dry cord care did not increase the risk of omphalitis in NICU patients in our series.
Canan Aygun; Aysel Subaşi; Sükrü Küçüködük
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  American journal of perinatology     Volume:  22     ISSN:  0735-1631     ISO Abbreviation:  Am J Perinatol     Publication Date:  2005 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2005-07-25     Completed Date:  2005-12-29     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8405212     Medline TA:  Am J Perinatol     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  249-51     Citation Subset:  IM    
Ondokuz Mayis University Faculty of Medicine, Department of Pediatrics, Neonatology Unit, Samsun, Turkey.
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MeSH Terms
Adrenal Cortex Hormones / therapeutic use
Anti-Bacterial Agents / therapeutic use
Hospitals, University
Infant, Newborn
Infant, Premature*
Intensive Care Units, Neonatal / standards*
Neutrophil Infiltration / drug effects
Neutrophils / drug effects
Parenteral Nutrition
Time Factors
Turkey / epidemiology
Umbilicus* / pathology
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Adrenal Cortex Hormones; 0/Anti-Bacterial Agents

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