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Professor Andrew Whitelaw

Professor Andrew Whitelaw

Professor Andrew Whitelaw
MB B Chir, MD, MRCP, FRCPCH

Emeritus Professor

Area of research

Mechanisms and treatment of neonatal brain injury

Level D,
St Michael's Hospital, Southwell Street BS2 8EG
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Tel. +44 (0) 117 968 1236

Research summary

Intraventricular haemorrhage (IVH) and hydrocephalus in premature babies. Ventricular lavage reduces brain injury and disability in posthaemorrhagic hydrocephalus by to remove toxic substances released by old blood (eg free iron and pro-inflammatory cytokines.

Hypoxic-ischaemic injury in babies born at full term. Total body hypothermia for neonatal hypoxic-ischaemic encephalopathy improved the odds of surviving without neurological impairment at 18 months. Since 1998 the 2 Bristol neonatal intensive care units have been pioneers in therapeutic cooling for babies.

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Recent publications

  • Whitelaw, A, Osredkar, D & Thoresen, M, 2015, ‘Neurological & Neuromuscular Disorders’. in: MG MacDonald, MD Mullett, MMK Seshia (eds) Avery’s Neonatology: Pathophysiology and Management of the Newborn. Lippincott Williams and Wilkins, USA, pp. 994-1016
  • Azzopardi, D, Strohm, B, Marlow, N, Brocklehurst, P, Deierl, A, Eddama, O, Goodwin, J, Halliday, HL, Juszczak, E, Kapellou, O, Levene, M, Linsell, L, Omar, O, Thoresen, M, Tusor, N, Whitelaw, A, Edwards, AD & , 2014, ‘Effects of hypothermia for perinatal asphyxia on childhood outcomes’. New England Journal of Medicine, vol 371., pp. 140-9

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