Brain cooling and eligible newborns: should we extend the indications?

  title={Brain cooling and eligible newborns: should we extend the indications?},
  author={Paolo Gancia and Giulia Pomero},
  journal={The journal of maternal-fetal & neonatal medicine : the official journal of the European Association of Perinatal Medicine, the Federation of Asia and Oceania Perinatal Societies, the International Society of Perinatal Obstetricians},
  volume={24 Suppl 1},
Therapeutic hypothermia (whole body or selective head cooling) is recognized as standard of care for brain injury control in term infants with perinatal hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy (HIE). Recent metanalyses and systematic reviews in human newborns have shown a reduction in mortality and long-term neurodevelopmental disability at 12-24 months of age, with more favourable effects in the less severe forms of HIE. HIE is most often noted in term newborns. Preterm infants can also suffer from… CONTINUE READING