Evaluation of neonates suffered from cerebral edema in birth asphyxia by using transcranial color Doppler
Dr. Anup Kumar, Dr. Manoj Kumar Ram, Dr. Anil Kumar Jaiswal
Hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy, or HIE, is the brain injury caused by oxygen deprivation to the brain, also commonly known as intrapartum asphyxia. The new-born’s body can compensate for brief periods of depleted oxygen, but if the asphyxia lasts too long, brain tissue is destroyed. Hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy due to fetal or neonatal asphyxia is a leading cause of death or severe impairment among infants. From the above findings the present study was planned to evaluate the ultrasound presentation of the brain and cerebral haemodynamic in neonates with hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy (HIE). The study was planned in Upgraded Department of Paediatrics, Patna Medical College & Hospital, Patna from Jan 2018 to Aug 2018 by enrolling 25 neonates. The 25 neonates having gestational age of more than 37 to less than 42 completed weeks with perinatal asphyxia delivered PMCH were enrolled. Measurement of cerebral blood flow velocity was done by the use of colour Doppler ultrasound in Department of Radiology. The study had proved that colour Doppler USG would be of practical importance in evaluating the cerebral blood flow velocity in neonate with HIE. Although MRI is a gold standard practice of initial screening of high risk neonates by means of transcranial ultrasound in early life is recommended because it provides useful information regarding extent and severity of hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy (HIE). Transcranial ultrasound proved to be very useful bedside screening tool for detection of hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy (HIE).
Dr. Anup Kumar, Dr. Manoj Kumar Ram, Dr. Anil Kumar Jaiswal. Evaluation of neonates suffered from cerebral edema in birth asphyxia by using transcranial color Doppler. International Journal of Medical and Health Research, Volume 4, Issue 12, 2018, Pages 202-205