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Moderate hypothermia for neonatal asphyxial encephalopathy

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In animal experiments, induced hypothermia ameliorates the effects of perinatal asphyxia on the brain. The effects on human neonates, however, remain uncertain. Of two randomised trials, only one showed significant benefit. Now, a multicentre trial1 has shown that moderate hypothermia improved neurological outcomes …

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