It is always great to hear about the use of new procedures in medical facilities that help mitigate the brain damage that can be caused by a birth injury. This article is one of those good-news stories. Birth injuries can be devastating to the brain of the newborn and this speedy medical test is one that holds great promise. Discovering as soon as possible that there might be a problem is key to effective intervention.
After the test reveals that the brain has been compromised and intervention is recommended, doctors prescribe “brain cooling”. This intervention is not adding pharmaceuticals to the baby’s already stressed nervous system. Instead, it relies on the natural, biological, healing effect of temperature change.
I hope the test is able to be adopted by birthing facilities every where.