Neonatal Research Institute
Clinical Trial: Prediction of Newborn Brain Injury Risk
Clinical trial: Brain activity during birth for prediction of newborns at risk for brain injury (Transition)
Primary investigator: Dr. Mary Harbert
Research coordinator: Deborah Petruzzelli
About this trial.
About 10 percent of newborns require resuscitation at birth. Sometimes they don't get enough oxygen before, during, or right after birth, which may cause long-term damage. Therapeutic hypothermia is a proven therapy to prevent or decrease brain damage, as it lowers the baby's body temperature using a cooling blanket. This cooling must be started quickly — within six hours of life — and it can be difficult to identify infants early enough. This study will record babies' brain waves at birth using an EEG and will aim to better identify infants that could benefit from therapeutic hypothermia.
To learn more about this study, visit ClinicalTrials.gov.
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