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Clinical Obstetrics & Gynecology:
doi: 10.1097/GRF.0b013e31811eba5e
Prevention of Birth Injuries

Hypothermia as a Treatment for Birth Asphyxia

SHANKARAN, SEETHA MD*; LAPTOOK, ABBOT R. MD

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Abstract

This chapter will report to the frequency of neonatal hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy. The pathophysiology and the childhood outcome of encephalopathy due to hypoxia-ischemia will be examined. The limitations of current therapy for this condition and new therapies will be evaluated. Hypothermia seems to offer the most promise as a therapy for neuroprotection in hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy. The evidence-based trials of hypothermia will be reviewed along with recommendations regarding clinical applications for this therapy and need for long-term follow-up of children receiving this therapy.

© 2007 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.

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