Tag Archives: Hypothermia

What to do with mild encephalopathy?

Therapeutic hypothermia improves the chances of babies with moderate or severe hypothermia of surviving without serious disability; referrals for evaluation for therapeutic hypothermia have exploded in our center, and many others, now that this advance is widely acknowledged. Many of … Continue reading

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Erythropoietin for Asphyxia

A preliminary RCT in babies undergoing therapeutic hypothermia (Wu YW, et al. High-dose Erythropoietin and Hypothermia for Hypoxic-Ischemic Encephalopathy: A Phase II Trial. Pediatrics. 2016). They randomized 50 babies with HIE who were being cooled to 1000 units/kg on days 1,2,3,5, … Continue reading

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Time is Brain

That phrase, which has been used to denote the urgency of early stroke treatment in adults, has been purloined by Marianne Thoresen and her colleagues for their article about the importance of timely hypothermia treatment, and now by me for … Continue reading

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Therapeutic Hypothermia: not a panacea

If hypothermia protects the brain, maybe we should use it for anyone who is at risk of brain injury during acute illness? Fortunately other potential uses of hypothermia are being investigated, such as this:  Mourvillier B, Tubach F, van de Beek D, … Continue reading

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