Therapeutic Hypothermia for Treatment of Neonatal Encephalopathy

Current Research and Nursing Care

Carmen K. Cederholm, BSN, RN, CCRN; C. Michael Cotten, MD, MHS


NAINR. 2014;14(2):77-81. 

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Gaps in Literature

Though long-term study results are beginning to be published and appear promising, there is still limited information regarding the childhood outcomes of encephalopathic infants treated with TH. Additionally, more research aimed at real-time evaluation of the effectiveness of TH could be useful for identifying adjunct treatments. Studies focused on these topics are in progress and the results will be helpful in developing the TH treatment process and improving outcomes for infants.