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Global Health
March 21, 2012

Umbilical Cord Cleaning

JAMA. 2012;307(11):1129. doi:10.1001/jama.2012.298

Cleaning a newborn's umbilical cord right after birth reduces the risk of infection and death, according to 2 large trials in Pakistan and Bangladesh (Soofi S et al. Lancet. doi:10.1016/S0140-6736(11)61877-1; El Arifeen S et al. Lancet. doi:10.1016/S0140-6736(11)61848-5 [both published online February 8, 2012]).

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