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Frequency of Hypoxic-Ischemic Encephalopathy among Hospitalized Neonates in West Iran

Author(s): Fatemeh Eghbalian

Journal: Iranian Journal of Pediatrics
ISSN 2008-2142

Volume: 20;
Issue: 2;
Start page: 244;
Date: 2010;
Original page

Keywords: Hypoxic-ischemic Encephalopathy | Neonate | Brain damage

"nHypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy (HIE) is brain damage from a shortage of oxygen or blood flow to the tissues[1,2] and is characterized by clinical and laboratory evidence of acute or subacute brain injury due to asphyxia[1-6]. It is a major contributor to neonatal death and morbidity[4-6]. 15%-20% of HIE cases die during the neonatal period and 30% of those who survive suffer from neurodevelopmental disorders[1,3,6]. "n     An estimated 23% of the 4 million neonatal deaths and 8% of all deaths at
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