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Anemia Management—Prevention of Neonatal Anemia

Placental transfusion strategies in very preterm neonates: a systematic review and meta-analysis.

Backes CH, Rivera BK, Haque U, Bridge JA, Smith CV, Hutchon DJ, Mercer JS.

Source‎: Obstet Gynecol 2014;124(1):47-56.

Indexed‎: PubMed 24901269

DOI‎: 10.1097/AOG.0000000000000324

Effect of timing of umbilical cord clamping and other strategies to influence placental transfusion at preterm birth on maternal and infant outcomes.

Rabe H, Diaz-Rossello JL, Duley L, Dowswell T.

Source‎: Cochrane Database Syst Rev 2012;(8):CD003248.

Indexed‎: PubMed 22895933

DOI‎: 10.1002/14651858.CD003248.pub3

Early versus delayed cord clamping in term and preterm births: a review.

Garofalo M, Abenhaim HA.

Source‎: J Obstet Gynaecol Can 2012;34(6):525-31.

Indexed‎: PubMed 22673168

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