Pediatric Research Podcast


Placental transfusion during neonatal resuscitation in a preterm model

For depressed preterm neonates, initiating positive pressure ventilation is the most important factor in facilitating transition. Therefore the recommendation for depressed neonates is to immediately cut the umbilical cord and begin resuscitation. However, many studies have shown that delaying the clamping of the umbilical cord also benefits preterm infants by increasing a neonate's blood volume, oxygenation and circulatory stabilisation, thus aiding transition. 

In this episode, we meet Early Career Investigator, Praveen Chandrasekharan from the State University of New York. He has used an asphyxiated preterm ovine model to ascertain the best practice of placental transfusion in a depressed neonate requiring resuscitation. 

Read the full article here. Placental transfusion during neonatal resuscitation in an asphyxiated preterm model | Pediatric Research (

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