Newborn Brain Society

SFNM NE Series: Therapies for neonatal encephalopathy: Targeting the latent, secondary and tertiary phases of evolving brain injury

Practice Points: 

  • Assessment of therapies across a range of animal models, with careful safety and pharmacokinetic studies, is vital before clinical translation.
  • Clinical neuroprotection trials in neonates with NE need careful planning, with adequate power and pharmacokinetic information built into the protocols.
  • Determination of optimal dose and timing of each agent will be important as we move into the era of therapeutic cocktails for optimizing outcomes.
  • The use of MRI and sequences such as MRS as a surrogate outcome measure will speed up the assessment of efficacy of potential therapies and thus accelerate clinical translation.

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