Peripheral microcirculation is affected during therapeutic hypothermia in newborns

Ergenekon E., Hirfanoglu I., BEKEN S., Turan O., Kulali F., KOÇ E., ...More

ARCHIVES OF DISEASE IN CHILDHOOD-FETAL AND NEONATAL EDITION, vol.98, no.2, 2013 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier


Background Hypothermia is becoming a common treatment for newborns with hypoxic ischaemic encephalopathy. Cerebral metabolic effects have been studied extensively. However, acute effects on peripheral microcirculation are unknown. The effects of therapeutic hypothermia on peripheral microcirculation assessed by side-stream dark field (SDF) imaging technique are presented.