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Umbilical cord hematologic variables in different modes of delivery

Author(s): H. Borna | S. Borna | SH. Rafati | F. Haji Ebrahim Tehrani

Journal: Tehran University Medical Journal
ISSN 1683-1764

Volume: 64;
Issue: 8;
Start page: 49;
Date: 2006;
Original page

Keywords: Mode of delivery | hematological parameter | umbilical vein blood

Background: A variable hematological value without clinical sign of sepsis or hematological disorder is often observed in newborns. The purpose of this study was to investigate hematological measurements in umbilical cord vein of newborns delivered spontaneously or by cesarean section. Methods: We studied 150 pregnant women who delivered term normal infants. The patients were divided into two groups according to the route of delivery: vaginal (n=75) and cesarean section (n=75). Immediately after delivery, umbilical cord blood samples were collected. Any possible relationship between mode of delivery, gestational age, gravidity, parity, sex, weight of the new born infant, and the duration of different phase of labor with the hematological parameters was investigated. Results: We observed a significant increase in all hematologic parameters including hemoglobin and hematocrit levels and WBC, platelet and RBC counts in newborns delivered spontaneously (p
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