Outcomes of hypoxic ischaemic encephalopathy treated with therapeutic hypothermia using cool gel packs - experience from Western Australia.

@article{Gardiner2014OutcomesOH,
  title={Outcomes of hypoxic ischaemic encephalopathy treated with therapeutic hypothermia using cool gel packs - experience from Western Australia.},
  author={Jackie Gardiner and Deepika Wagh and Judy E McMichael and Mohammed Abdel Razek Abdel Hakeem and Shripada C. Rao},
  journal={European journal of paediatric neurology : EJPN : official journal of the European Paediatric Neurology Society},
  year={2014},
  volume={18 3},
  pages={391-8}
}
UNLABELLED Therapeutic hypothermia is the standard clinical practice for neonates with moderate to severe hypoxic ischaemic encephalopathy (HIE). AIM To describe the two year neurodevelopmental outcomes of neonates who were routinely cooled using cool gel packs for HIE in Western Australia. METHODS Retrospective study. Cases were identified from the neonatal databases. Information was collected from chart review. RESULTS 65 infants received therapeutic hypothermia, of which 13 had mild… CONTINUE READING