Asphyxia: Risk Factors, Prevalence and Neurological Impacts


Angelina R. Santos (Editor)

Series: Pregnancy and Infants: Medical, Psychological and Social Issues
BISAC: MED094000

Despite the continuous effort from the scientific community and the advancements in neonatal intensive care, hypoxic-ischaemic brain injury of term and near-term infants remains a significant problem throughout the world. After asphyxia, infants may suffer from long-term neurological sequelae, including death, cerebral palsy, learning difficulties, epilepsy and other significant cognitive, developmental and behavioral problems in 40% of survivors. This book discusses the risk factors, prevalence and neurological impacts of asphyxia. (Imprint: Nova Biomedical)

Table of Contents

Table of Contents


Birth Asphyxia: Prevalence, Causes, Clinical Progression and Neuroprotection
(Daniel Alonso-Alconada, K Jane Hassell and Nicola J Robertson, Institute for Women’s Health, University College London, London, UK)

Hearing Impairment after Perinatal Asphyxia
(Ze Dong Jiang, Department of Paediatrics, University of Oxford, John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford, United Kingdom, and Division of Neonatology, Children’s Hospital, Fudan University, Shanghai, China)

Perinatal Infection as Risk Factor of Neonatal Encephalopathy
(Paolo Montaldo, Luisa Montaldo, Badr Chaban, Sudhin Thayyil, Centre for Perinatal Neuroscience, Imperial College London, and others)

Atmospheric Asphyxia: Pathophysiology and Forensic Diagnosis
(Hiroshi Kinoshita, Naoko Tanaka, Mostofa Jamal, Ayaka Takakura, Shoji Kimura, Kunihiko Tsutsui and Kiyoshi Ameno, Department of Forensic Medicine, and Health Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, Kagawa University, Miki, Kita, Kagawa, Japan)

Assessment of Infant Mattress Firmness to Prevent Suffocation: a Do-It-Yourself Safety Test for Caregivers
(Ronald L. Somers, Discipline of Public Health, University of Adelaide, Adelaide, SA, Australia)

Dopaminergic Markers after Perinatal Asphyxia: Neurotransmitter Release, Receptors Expression and Cellular Outcome
(S. J. López-Pérez, Neurochemistry and Neurophysiology Laboratory; Department of Cellular and Molecular Biology; University Center for Biological and Agricultural Sciences, University of Guadalajara; Guadalajara, Jalisco, México)


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