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Hypoxic Ischemic Encephalopathy

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by Kohnle D

(Cerebral Hypoxia; HIE)

 

Causes

There are a variety of causes of HIE. Any injury and many health conditions can cause a lack of oxygen to the brain. Some common causes are:
 

Treatment

Treatment depends on the underlying cause of the condition, as well as the severity of the damage to the brain. Treatment options include:
 

Prevention

In most cases, HIE is sudden and cannot be prevented. CPR may be given to prevent significant or long-term brain damage after the oxygen supply has been reduced.
 

RESOURCES

Brain Injury Association of America
http://www.biausa.org

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke
http://www.ninds.nih.gov

 

CANADIAN RESOURCES

Health Canada
http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca

Ontario Brain Injury Association
http://www.obia.on.ca

 

References


Brain injury secondary to carotid intervention [review]. J Endovasc Ther. 2007;14:219-231.


Hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy (HIE). Neurographics website. Available at: http://www.neurographics.org/2/1/1/4.shtml. Accessed August 1, 2013.


Itoo BA, Al-Hawsawi ZM, Khan AH. Hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy. Incidence and risk factors in North Western Saudi Arabia. Saudi Medical Journal. 2003;24:147-153.

 

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