Brain damage and hyperthermia

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    Question for the experienced nurses out there. If during a procedure to close the PDA in a 27 week old premie, if the temp elevates to 106 degrees F for 15 minutes before found (d/t a dysfunction in the temp monitor), what are the implications for brain damage? This is a real life situation in my family and being a nursing student I want to be able to understand the extent of possible brain function complications. Any info the experienced neuro or NICU nurses can give me would be very appriciated.

    Thank you!
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    Yikes...that sort of rapid shift would (among other things of course) change the acid/base balance super quickly, which is not good for the brain. I have no idea how this would be affected long-term though...
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    We wish you all the best regarding the new baby in your family. Your post raises medical/legal issues we cannot address on the Bulletin Board. Therefore, I need to close this thread.

    I know that you posted the same question in the Pediatric Forum. That thread has been removed from the board.


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