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Year : 2016  |  Volume : 5  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 150-152

Therapeutic hypothermia for perinatal asphyxia in an Urban Tertiary Referral Center in South India: Our experience


Department of Neonatology, Dr. Mehta Children's Hospital, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. S. V. N. S. Sowjanya
Department of Neonatology, Dr. Mehta Children's Hospital, McNichols Road, 3rd Lane, Chetpet, Chennai - 600 031, Tamil Nadu
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/2249-4847.191243

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Objective: To study the outcomes after starting therapeutic hypothermia in our unit. Primary Outcomes: Mortality in Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, neurological examination at discharge, seizures, encephalopathy duration, and mortality up to 18 months were the primary outcomes. Secondary Outcomes: Number of anti-epileptic drugs (AED) at discharge, duration of mechanical ventilation, hospital cost, feeding patterns, duration of hospital stay, and neurodevelopmental outcome at 18 months were the secondary outcomes. Setting: The study was conducted at the NICU, Dr. Mehta's Children Hospital, Chennai. Study Period: October 2013 to December 2015. Conclusion: Therapeutic hypothermia resulted in better survival and neurodevelopmental outcomes though there was no significant reduction in MRI and EEG abnormalities.


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