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Anoxic-Ischemic Encephalopathya 

Anoxic-Ischemic Encephalopathya
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Anoxic-Ischemic Encephalopathya
Author(s):

Jennifer E. Fugate

and Eelco F. M. Wijdicks

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780190244927.003.0005
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date: 20 October 2019

Anoxic-ischemic brain injury occurs when there is a complete lack of blood flow to the brain. Neurologists often find this in comatose patients who have had a cardiac arrest and prolonged attempts at cardiopulmonary resuscitation. Anoxic-ischemic injury also may occur in patients with primary respiratory arrest or severe hypoxemia (eg, asphyxia, anaphylaxis, drug intoxication), but it is less well understood in these circumstances.

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