February 2013

Pediatrics

Brain Perfusion in Asphyxiated Newborns Treated with Therapeutic Hypothermia

Pia Wintermark

Pia Wintermark

Hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy (HIE) is a serious brain injury due to birth asphyxia that causes significant mortality and long-term morbidity, including cerebral palsy, mental retardation, learning difficulties, and blindness. Therapeutic hypothermia is currently the only available treatment that may prevent brain injury, but … more »

Pediatrics

Abnormal Interhemispheric Connectivity in Neonates with D-Transposition of the Great Arteries Undergoing Cardiopulmonary Bypass Surgery

Malek Makki

Malek Makki

After birth, neonates with dextrotransposition of the great artery (d-TGA) require cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB) surgery within the first week of life. Despite improving perioperative intensive care management with lowering overall mortality rate, morbidity remains high, especially regarding the neurodevelopmental outcome in psychomotor … more »