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Table 5 Results of 2-week MRI, 18-month disability rate, and neonatal death

From: Benefits of starting hypothermia treatment within 6 h vs. 6–12 h in newborns with moderate neonatal hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy

  Controls Hypothermia P
< 6 h 6–12 h < 6 h 6–12 h
n 48 41 35 28  
MRI during the second week
 Normal 26 (54.2%) 23 (56.1%) 30 (85.7%) 20 (71.4%) < 0.01
 Abnormal 22 (45.8%) 18 (43.9%) 15 (14.3%) 8 (29.6%) < 0.01
Severe disability 19 (39.6%) 16 (39.0%) 9 (25.7%) 7 (28.6%) < 0.01
Neonatal death 4 (8.3%) 3 (7.3%) 1 (2.9%) 1 (3.6%) < 0.01
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