Hello friends 👋
This week we are talking about therapeutic hypothermia for neonatal encephalopathy. As usual, we started by reviewing the history of this intervention which dates back further than you might imagine. We reviewed the major trials assessing the effects of hypothermia on HIE and Daphna walked us through the pathophysiology of HIE and how cooling can reduce the degree of brain injury. We had the pleasure and the honor to welcome Dr. Michael Weiss who answered a few burning questions on the topic of cooling (pun intended). We reviewed a few studies that looked at alternative use of hypothermia and concluded our week as we usually do with an episode focused on board review questions.
We wanted to thank you again for your continued support.
Please find resources below👇
Follow this link to access this week's powerpoint presentation:
Here are some interesting neoreviews articles that summarize a lot of important concepts regarding therapeutic hypothermia:
Here are a list of the articles mentioned on the show this week in order of "appearance"