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A decrease in the blood supply to a bodily organ, tissue, or part caused by constriction or obstruction of the blood vessels.

[New Latin ischaemia, from Greek iskhaimos, a stopping of the blood : iskhein, to keep back; see segh- in Indo-European roots + haima, blood.]

i·sche′mic adj.
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Adj.1.ischemic - relating to or affected by ischemia


a. isquémico-a, que padece de isquemia o rel. a la misma.


adj isquémico
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Blake Schofield, five, suffered Hypoxic Ischemic Encephalopathy at birth, leaving him with Cerebral Palsy.
Therapeutic hypothermia for neonatal hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy. Early Human Development 2010;86(6):361-367.
Health economists who aggressively advocate lower cesarean rates accept stillbirths and babies with hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy, cerebral palsy, or Erb's palsy as long as governmental expenditures are lowered.
Infants suffering from Hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy (HIE) - a form of brain damage caused due to lack of oxygen - can be given cooling therapy to reduce their core brain temperature from a normal level of 37 degree Celsius to 36 degree Celsius - which is recognised as low enough to aid recovery, according to the study.
"We provide total body cooling -- for babies who experienced hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy at birth -- where the infant's temperature is lowered slowly and safely to 33 degrees centigrade for three days," says Dr ElHalik.
Background: Hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy is main complication of the birth asphyxia.
(1,2) SFN has been noted after therapeutic hypothermia that is utilized to minimize neurologic effects of neonatal hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy. (1)
Tatli, "Neonatal hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy: an update on disease pathogenesis and treatment," Expert Review Neurotherapeutics, vol.
(2) Clinically, this condition is referred to as hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy (HIE).
Among the 05 cases with Hypoxic Ischemic Encephalopathy (HIE), only mild grade hearing impairment was recorded in 3 patients; 07 infants with ototoxic drug exposure 02 cases each of mild and moderate grade and 01 case each with severe and profound grade hearing impairment was recorded.
The most common cause of NE is hypoxia-ischemia, which is clinically named as hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy (HIE).
The company offers pipeline products that include biomarkers for depression, hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy, neuro ICU monitoring, sub acute or chronic traumatic brain injury, and stroke.