Induced hypothermia for neonates with hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy.

Journal Article (Review;Journal Article)

Hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy causes significant morbidity and mortality in neonates. Preventing the secondary reperfusion injury that occurs following a hypoxic-ischemic event is paramount to ensuring the best possible neurologic outcome for the neonate. Induced hypothermia is currently being studied in various institutions as a means of neuroprotection for neonates at risk of severe brain injury following a hypoxic-ischemic event. This article highlights the pathophysiology of hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy and the rationale behind the effectiveness of induced hypothermia. Nursing care and management of neonates being treated with induced hypothermia are discussed.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Long, M; Brandon, DH

Published Date

  • May 2007

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 36 / 3

Start / End Page

  • 293 - 298

PubMed ID

  • 17489937

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1552-6909

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0884-2175

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1111/j.1552-6909.2007.00150.x


  • eng