Brain temperature and metabolic responses during umbilical cord occlusion in fetal sheep

 The purpose of this study was to compare core body and brain temperatures after complete but intermittent occlusions of the umbilical cord. Thermocouple probes were placed in the parasagittal parietal cortex, ascending aorta, and jugular vein of eight near-term fetal sheep and in the maternal descending aorta. Three days later, after an initial control… CONTINUE READING