Birth Injury: Find Out Why Brain Injured Baby May Need Brain Cooling Treatment

Gerald Michael Oginski

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A newborn baby who exhibits signs of brain injury may require a procedure known as brain cooling. Another medical term for this is hypothermic treatment.

This procedure involves decreasing the baby's core body temperature and also their brain temperature to approximately 92.5°. There have been studies showing that babies who undergo this brain cooling therapy tend to minimize the amount of brain damage they may have been exposed to at the time of labor and delivery.

Your doctors may have told you the baby suffers from a condition known as hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy. Those are fancy medical words which basically mean that there was a lack of oxygen, or decreased amount of oxygen as well as a decreased blood flow to the brain.

Parents who are told that their baby needs a brain cooling procedure often are not told why the baby experienced a decreased amount of oxygen to his brain during labor and delivery.

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