International Journal of Paediatrics and Geriatrics
2020, Vol. 3, Issue 2, Part A
The normal range of separation time of the umbilical cord in Iraqi Newborn
Khalid M Abdul-Wahid and Adil K Zghair
A prospective study was performed on 150 healthy term newborn babies who had been examined in postnatal ward of gynecology and obstetrics department at Al-Mahmodyia general hospital during the period from of April to December 2019. Among the total 150 surveyed cases, 71 cases were males (47%), 79 cases were females (53%). The mean time of umbilical cord separation for the male cases was 8.5 days, whereas that of the female cases was 8.3 days. In the studied newborns, the mean time of umbilical cord separation was 8.4 days, shortest documented time of separation was 4 days (3 cases) while the longest time of separation was 14 days (one case only). Most of the cases; 71 (47.33%) cases had separated the umbilical cord in the time period (>8 to 11 days), whereas the least group separated the UC in the time period (>11 days).
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Khalid M Abdul-Wahid and Adil K Zghair. The normal range of separation time of the umbilical cord in Iraqi Newborn. International Journal of Paediatrics and Geriatrics. 2020; 3(2): 16-18. DOI: 10.33545/26643685.2020.v3.i2a.83