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New Study Measures the Effects of HIE Brain Cooling Treatment

A new study revealed the effects of brain cooling treatment for patients with hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy (HIE). In a National Institute of Health (NIH) study, physicians compared magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) from newborns who were born with HIE in 2005 and compared them to new MRIs that were taken in 2012. As a result, newborns who…

Understanding Birth Injuries

A baby’s brain is a vulnerable organ. Brain damage is a common injury, and hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy (HIE), or a lack of oxygen to the brain, can often be the cause. However, there are a few other birth injuries that are lesser known. These include umbilical cord complications, trauma from instruments such as forceps and…