Neuroprotective Strategies for Hypoxic Ischemic Encephalopathy

Leslie Parker, PhD, NNP-BC; Carole Kenner, DNS, RNC-NIC, FAAN

Disclosures

NAINR. 2012;12(1):8-11. 

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Summary

Hypoxic ischemic encephalophathy is a common and potentially devastating condition in the neonate, resulting in a greatly increased risk for mortality and morbidity. Neuroprotective strategies are needed to reduce neurologic damage and improve the prognosis of HIE. Although hypothermia is effective in the treatment of mild and moderate HIE, additional therapies are needed to improve the prognosis and to treat infants in whom hypothermia is not an option.

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