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Can you prevent cerebral palsy from starting after hie occurs?

9 doctors weighed in
Dr. William Singer
Pediatrics - Neurology
3 doctors agree

In brief: Brain damage

the brain damage is permanent.
The extent of the functional problems can be helped with physical and occupational therapy. If necessary, rehabilitation services should b esought at a mulyi disciplinary program and supplemented with early intervention services.

In brief: Brain damage

the brain damage is permanent.
The extent of the functional problems can be helped with physical and occupational therapy. If necessary, rehabilitation services should b esought at a mulyi disciplinary program and supplemented with early intervention services.
Dr. William Singer
Dr. William Singer
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Dr. Raja Nandyal
Pediatrics
2 doctors agree

In brief: No

Newer therapies like head cooling (cool cap) and total body cooling can decrease the severity of the damage to the brain, but does not totally remove it.
CP is very rarely from delivery room events. So, it is not preventable in the vast majority of cases.

In brief: No

Newer therapies like head cooling (cool cap) and total body cooling can decrease the severity of the damage to the brain, but does not totally remove it.
CP is very rarely from delivery room events. So, it is not preventable in the vast majority of cases.
Dr. Raja Nandyal
Dr. Raja Nandyal
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Dr. James Ferguson
Nelson published a landmark paper in the 80's showing > half CP arose from unknown prenatal events
Dr. James Cummings
Pediatrics - Neonatology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes

As we understand more about the body's process of recovery from hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy, we have been able to introduce therapies that lessen the chances of long-term brain injury, including cerebral palsy.
One such therapy is hypothermia, or body-cooling. In less severe cases of hie, hypothermia appears to improve brain outcomes.

In brief: Yes

As we understand more about the body's process of recovery from hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy, we have been able to introduce therapies that lessen the chances of long-term brain injury, including cerebral palsy.
One such therapy is hypothermia, or body-cooling. In less severe cases of hie, hypothermia appears to improve brain outcomes.
Dr. James Cummings
Dr. James Cummings
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