Neonatal Encephalopathy: The Link Between Cause and Effect

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Presented By: Martin November, M.D., MBA, FACOG
July 2010

This informative webinar explores the issues related to cerebral palsy and its development. We review the pathophysiology and causal links between antenatal, intrapartum and post birth events in the development of cerebral palsy. In addition, we explore the role of cord blood gas as a potential trigger for long-term effects as well as the value of placental analysis in defense of potential claims that arise from encephalopathy.


  • Define and distinguish hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy (HIE), periventricular leukomalacia, and cerebral palsy.
  • Clarify the causal link between antenatal, intrapartum, and postbirth events with respect to the development of cerebral palsy.
  • Discuss the criteria within which this diagnosis may be made.
  • Review the recent literature review and compilation with respect to cord gas relationship and the potential to use this tool as a trigger for the development of long-term effects.
  • Share the value of placental pathology in the diagnosis of various causal events


Your entire healthcare team will benefit from this session so please be sure to tune in.


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