What is the role of therapeutic hypothermias in neonatal seizures?

Updated: Jul 31, 2019
  • Author: Raj D Sheth, MD; Chief Editor: Stephen L Nelson, Jr, MD, PhD, FAACPDM, FAAN, FAAP  more...
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Therapeutic hypothermias (rectal temperature of 34C°) in infants older than conceptual age 36 weeks initiated within the first 6 hours following delivery may decrease mortality and neurodevelopmental disabilities. Hypothermia can also be achieved by whole body colling, which would enable cEEG to be performed. [17]


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