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Head Cooling Effective Treatment for Infants with HIE, New Study Indicates

Head Cooling Effective Treatment for Infants with HIE, New Study Indicates

A new study led by Dr. Jessica Wisnowski out of the Department of Radiology at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles substantiates that hypothermia is an effective treatment for newborns born with hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy (“HIE”), a condition in which the brain is deprived of oxygen or blood flow during the birthing process. 31 infants with HIE were studied after targeted hypothermia therapy was administered to the brain, cooling down the organ to slow its metabolism and therefore slow the advancement of tissue injury. Researchers studied the infants’ biochemical brain activity while undergoing cooling as well as re-warming. “Hypothermia is a first step, and with it we have been able to almost double the chance of a healthy outcome for newborns with HIE,” said Dr. Wisnowski. However, some of the infants tested did not respond as well to the treatment, so a better understanding of how hypothermia therapy works will aid in a more tailored approach to treating newborns with HIE.

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The following reviews from our clients do not constitute a guarantee, warranty, or prediction regarding the outcome of another legal matter. The cases mentioned in the reviews are illustrative of some of the matters previously handled by Grant & Eisenhofer involving various areas of birth injury law. These reviews are endorsements.

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