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Epidemiology of preterm birth: Authors' reply

BMJ 2004; 329 doi: (Published 25 November 2004) Cite this as: BMJ 2004;329:1287
  1. Janet Tucker, senior researcher (,
  2. William McGuire, senior lecturer in neonatal medicine
  1. Dugald Baird Centre, Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen AB25 2ZL
  2. Tayside Institute of Child Health, University of Dundee, Dundee DD1 9SY

    EDITOR—In noting antenatal steroids and exogenous surfactants as two specific perinatal interventions that have contributed to trends in improved outcomes for very preterm infants, Hutchon thinks that we have omitted to include delayed cord clamping. We argue that whereas there is robust evidence from larger trials …

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