One hot topic in the treatment of children with hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy (HIE) and other developmental disabilities is the use of complementary, alternative, or integrative medicine. Because the boundaries between medicine, alternative practice, and what is considered ‘mainstream’ treatment can be confusing, we’re providing a short primer on what exactly these different terms mean. What is […]
Erythropoietin (EPO)/hypothermia therapy in combination: potential new treatment for HIE?
Erythropoietin (EPO) is a cytokine that has proven to have neuroprotective and neuroregenerative benefits in the brain (1). Researchers have completed preliminary clinical trials that indicate erythropoietin (EPO) may be useful in helping protect babies’ brains against damage caused by hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy (HIE). The study looked at the efficacy of EPO when paired with hypothermia […]