How is asphyxia treated?

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How is asphyxia treated?

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The goals of treatment are to: • prevent further asphyxia by trying to make oxygen, carbon dioxide and blood pressure normal • support the baby so the body can repair the damage that it is possible to repair Your baby may need: • medicine for seizures • medicine to keep blood pressure normal • to be feed by vein • to be on a breathing machine If your baby has seizures, s/he will probably have an EEG – electroencephalogram or brain wave test. In addition, your baby’s doctors may choose to do other tests ( Head ultrasound, CT scan or MRI) if they think they are needed.

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