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Volume 7, Issue 1 (Winter 2022)                   J Obstet Gynecol Cancer Res 2022, 7(1): 25-31 | Back to browse issues page

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Mansour Ghanaie M, Mansour Ghanaie R, Asgari Galebin S M, Sharami S H, Mohebalizade M. Does Labor Affect Neonatal NRBC Count?. J Obstet Gynecol Cancer Res. 2022; 7 (1) :25-31
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1- Associate Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Reproductive Health Research Center, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Alzahra Hospital, School of Medicine, Guilan University of Medical Sciences, Rasht, Iran , m_m_ghanaie@yahoo.com
2- Associate Professor, Pediatric Infections Research Center, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
3- Medical Student, Guilan University of Medical Sciences, Rasht, Iran
4- Professor, Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology, Alzahra Hospital, School of Medicine, Guilan University of Medical Sciences, Rasht, Iran
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Background & Objective: Nucleated red blood cells (NRBCs) enter the circulation in response to hypoxia, but it remains unknown how physiological delivery without fetal distress can change the NRBC level. Accordingly, in the present study, we compared the mean NRBCs per white blood cell (WBC) in the umbilical cord of normal vaginal delivery (NVD) with cesarean section (C/S). To compare the mean NRBCs per WBC within umbilical cord in normal term newborns who were born by NVD with those delivered by C/S.
 
Methods: This case-control study was conducted for 305 neonates in two different groups, i.e., NVD (case) and C/S (control) groups. The blood samples were taken from umbilical veins to evaluate fetal NRBCs and WBC count after recording their demographic characteristics. Finally, all data were assessed using SPSS 16.
Results: The average age of mothers was 25.79±5.35 years. The average Apgar score of neonates was 8.23±0.6. The average NRBC count was 4.63±5.2. There was no significant difference in maternal age, parity, neonatal weight, and NRBC count per 100 WBCs between the two groups.
 
Conclusion: In the present study, the mean NRBC count within the umbilical cord of neonates born by elective C/S was less than those delivered by NVD, although this difference was not significant.
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Systematic Review: Original Research | Subject: Maternal Fetal Medicine
Received: 2021/05/30 | Accepted: 2021/07/11 | Published: 2021/09/9

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