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Hypothermia for neonatal encephalopathy: outcomes at 6–7 years
  1. Doug Addy
  1. Correspondence to Doug Addy, 15 Dyott Road, Moseley, Birmingham B13 9QZ, UK; dougaddy{at}

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A USA multicentre study reported in 2005 showed that 72 h of whole-body hypothermia at 33.5° beginning within 6 h of birth improved outcomes at 18–24 months for infants with moderate or severe hypoxia-ischaemic encephalopathy. The rate of death or moderate or severe subsequent disability was reduced from …

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