Xenon as a neuroprotective treatment in neonatal encephalopathy

Elisa Smit, Marianne Thoresen

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Therapeutic hypothermia has been adopted as a neuroprotective treatment for newborn infants
with signs of moderate or severe hypoxic-ischaemic brain damage. This article discusses one of
the new potential add-on treatments to cooling, the anaesthetic gas xenon. Its mechanism of
action, the delivery method and the on-going randomised trials investigating the neuroprotective
properties are reviewed.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages4
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2014


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