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Hypothermia for Perinatal Asphyxia: Clinical Effectiveness and Guidelines

Last updated: May 3, 2018
Project Number: RB1216-000
Product Line: Rapid Response
Research Type: Devices and Systems
Report Type: Summary of Abstracts
Result type: Report

Question

  1. What is the clinical effectiveness on the various applications of hypothermia for neonates/newborns with perinatal asphyxia?
  2. What are the evidence-based guidelines regarding the use of hypothermia for neonates/newborns with perinatal asphyxia?

Key Message

Six randomized controlled trials, five non-randomized studies, and one evidence-based guideline were identified regarding the clinical effectiveness of hypothermia for neonates/newborns with perinatal asphyxia.