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New opvangtafel improves blood flow to small baby

New opvangtafel improves blood flow to small baby

In several hospitals and soon will be the opportunities for and benefits of the later severing of the umbilical cord examined.

The Leiden University Medical Centre (LUMC) developed a table in which to little baby’s care can get it without the umbilical cord is already cut. There, he is also already used.

On the so-called Concord-the table can be a newborn still attached to the umbilical cord can be stabilized. “As a result, there is no hurry, and can peacefully wait afnavelen until the breathing is well under way,” says neonatologist Arjan te Pas.

“That gives a better blood circulation in the vulnerable newborn.” The researchers also want to know whether to wait with afnavelen the chance on, for example, brain damage, or death of the baby reduces.

There will be in phases six to twelve tables, in hospitals with intensive care for premature children.

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