Investigation of the relationship between cord clamping time and risk of hyperbilirubinemia

Yasartekin Y., Sarici S. U. , Ozcan M., Akpinar M., Altun D., Akin A., ...More

TURKISH JOURNAL OF PEDIATRICS, vol.62, no.5, pp.756-762, 2020 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 62 Issue: 5
  • Publication Date: 2020
  • Doi Number: 10.24953/turkjped.2020.05.006
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded
  • Page Numbers: pp.756-762


Background. Although the relationship between umbilical cord clamping time and various parameters such as hemoglobin (Hb) levels, iron deficiency, and risk of neonatal jaundice has previously been studied, to the best of our knowleadge there have been no studies investigating the relationship between cord clamping time and the risk of significant hyperbilirubinemia. We aimed to investigate the relationship between the time of umbilical cord clamping and transcutaneous bilirubin (TcB) measurements made on various postnatal hours, Hb and serum total bilirubin (STB) levels measured on postnatal 4th day, and the risk of development of significant hyperbilirubinemia requiring phototherapy treatment.