Navigation Links
Cooling May Reduce Brain Lesions in Newborns
Date:11/6/2009

Treatment after oxygen deprivation accounts for better motor skills later, study suggests,,

THURSDAY, Nov. 5 (HealthDay News) -- Babies who are deprived of oxygen at birth often go on to have lifetime disabilities, but research has shown that cooling infants can help prevent problems.

Now, a new study reports that the cooling actually reduces the number of brain lesions in the babies.

Oxygen starvation at birth can cause a condition called hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy, which can be fatal. Oxygen starvation also accounts for about 20 percent of cerebral palsy cases.

An earlier study found that chilling infants who suffer from oxygen deprivation can help reduce rates of cerebral palsy and improve their motor skills later in life. In the new study, reported online Nov. 5 and in the January issue of The Lancet Neurology, researchers investigated whether MRI scans would reveal fewer cerebral lesions in infants who were cooled.

That turned out to be the case. After reviewing MRI brain scans of 131 infants, they found 30 to 40 percent fewer lesions in areas of the brain where neurological development occurs. The infants who underwent cooling were three times more likely than those who didn't to have normal scans.

The scans also allowed doctors to predict with more than an 80 percent degree of certainty whether the infants would die or be disabled by the time they were 18 months old. The accuracy rate was 84 percent for the infants who were cooled and 81 percent for those who were not.

More information

The March of Dimes has more about cerebral palsy.



--Randy Dotinga



SOURCE: The Lancet Neurology, news release, Nov. 4, 2009


'/>"/>
Copyright©2009 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved

Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. Novel Cooling Therapy May Have Aided Injured Football Player
2. Skin Cooling After Laser Treatment Could Leave Marks
3. Consortium Health Plans Cuts Down on Power Usage and Cooling in Its Data Center Using ONStors Green Clustered NAS Solution
4. Cardium Announces InnerCools Endovascular Cooling to be Featured on Science Channels Series Cool Stuff: How It Works
5. Cooling May Not Help Injured Brains in Children
6. Late-breaking results of clinical trial on therapeutic endovascular cooling reported at TCT 2008
7. Cardium Reports on New York Citys Adoption of Therapeutic Cooling Protocols for Cardiac Arrest Patients
8. BeneChill Launches European Study of Intra-Arrest Cooling
9. Top Neurology Programs Control Fever with Arctic Sun Cooling Technology
10. St. Josephs Healthcare System Becomes First Hospital in the Region to Implement Pre-Hospital Therapeutic Cooling to Save the Lives of Cardiac Arrest Patients
11. Chill Cooling Towels Introduces Instant Relief for Hot Flashes and Night Sweats
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:2/11/2016)... ... February 11, 2016 , ... PharmMD ... Counsel. Garrett will focus on contract negotiations, corporate strategy and healthcare data law. ... and best practices in data breaches for the Part D Star Rating improvement ...
(Date:2/11/2016)... ... February 11, 2016 , ... Greenfield ... charity program created to assist the people of their local community. The agency ... organizations and community leaders. Their hope is to bring awareness to important local ...
(Date:2/11/2016)... ... February 11, 2016 , ... AccuVein ... resource, Infusion Therapy Standards of Practice, to include vascular visualization as a standard ... estimated 85% share of the market, facilitates adherence to this standard with its ...
(Date:2/11/2016)... TX (PRWEB) , ... February 11, 2016 , ... ... surrounding communities with their ongoing community involvement program, introduces a new charity campaign ... hospitalized children, donations are now being accepted at https://donate.rmhc.org/ . , Ronald ...
(Date:2/11/2016)... Washington, DC (PRWEB) , ... February 11, 2016 , ... ... positioning is based on evaluation of DataPoint’s team dedication and commitment to ... the companies comprising the annual list. The panel’s goal is to recognize and promote ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:2/11/2016)... F ast ... at the point of ... technical and medical information products and services, has launched a ClinicalKey ... information via a mobile device. Elsevier designed the mobile app to allow ... app is available in Android and iOS formats ...
(Date:2/11/2016)... Fla. , Feb. 11, 2016 ... ) company providing high-quality specialty pharmacy care for ... announced today it has achieved full Specialty Pharmacy ... accrediting organization dedicated to promoting health care quality ... --> --> The URAC accreditation ...
(Date:2/11/2016)... "team investment" by Bruce Montgomery , one of this area,s most prominent biotech executives, and ... Kawas , PhD. Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20160211/332242 ... ... ... Kawas said the round was intended to be an $8 million raise ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: