Therapeutic hypothermia using gel packs for term neonates with hypoxic ischaemic encephalopathy in resource-limited settings: a randomized controlled trial.

@article{Bharadwaj2012TherapeuticHU,
  title={Therapeutic hypothermia using gel packs for term neonates with hypoxic ischaemic encephalopathy in resource-limited settings: a randomized controlled trial.},
  author={Shruthi K Bharadwaj and Ballambattu Vishnu Bhat},
  journal={Journal of tropical pediatrics},
  year={2012},
  volume={58 5},
  pages={382-8}
}
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the efficacy of therapeutic hypothermia (TH) using gel packs in reducing mortality and morbidity in term neonates with HIE and study the associated problems with TH. METHODS Hypoxic ischaemic encephalopathy babies were randomized into TH and control group. Babies in TH group were cooled for first 72 h of birth using cloth covered cooling gel packs to maintain target rectal temperature of 33-34°C. Infants were followed up to 6 months and were assessed using Baroda… CONTINUE READING
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