Peripheral microcirculation is affected during therapeutic hypothermia in newborns


Ergenekon E., Hirfanoglu I., Beken S. , Turan O., Kulali F., Koc E., ...More

ARCHIVES OF DISEASE IN CHILDHOOD-FETAL AND NEONATAL EDITION, vol.98, no.2, 2013 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 98 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2013
  • Doi Number: 10.1136/archdischild-2012-301647
  • Title of Journal : ARCHIVES OF DISEASE IN CHILDHOOD-FETAL AND NEONATAL EDITION

Abstract

Background Hypothermia is becoming a common treatment for newborns with hypoxic ischaemic encephalopathy. Cerebral metabolic effects have been studied extensively. However, acute effects on peripheral microcirculation are unknown. The effects of therapeutic hypothermia on peripheral microcirculation assessed by side-stream dark field (SDF) imaging technique are presented.