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Arch Dis Child Fetal Neonatal Ed. 2006 Mar;91(2):F127-31.

Therapeutic hypothermia following perinatal asphyxia.

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Division of Clinical Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, Imperial College London, UK. David.Edwards@imperial.ac.uk

Abstract

Well constructed and carefully analysed trials of hypothermic neural rescue therapy for infants with neonatal encephalopathy have recently been reported. The data suggest that either selective head cooling or total body cooling reduces the combined chance of death or disability after birth asphyxia. However, as there are still unanswered questions about these treatments, many may still feel that further data are needed before health care policy can be changed to make cooling the standard of care for all babies with suspected birth asphyxia.

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PMID:
16492950
PMCID:
PMC2672670
DOI:
10.1136/adc.2005.071787
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
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