Brain Cooling Therapy Improves Outcomes for Babies with Hypoxic-Ischemic Encephalopathy (HIE)

Hypoxic Ischemic Encephalopathy (HIE), commonly known as birth asphyxia, happens when there is an injury or complication before, during or immediately after a baby’s birth resulting in an inadequate supply of oxygen to the baby’s brain. A new therapy called brain cooling has shown very promising results in the treatment of birth-associated HIE, minimizing overall neurological injury.